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AIM Tips


Learn about effective practices for helping students learn to use AIM in the classroom, develop technology skills, build independence and self-advocacy skills, and use AIM at home.

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

Print-based educational materials converted into specialized formats, related to the requirements of the IDEA statute.

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Equipment or system where principal function is creation, conversion, duplication, control, display, interchange, transmission, reception, or broadcast of data.

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Introducing AIM to Students

  • Learning from AIM may require different strategies than learning from printed text.
  • Becoming a proficient user of AIM requires planning, practice, and time.

Technology and Skills

  • Involving a student in technology decisions improves engagement.
  • Modeling technology use in learning contexts illustrates relevance.
  • Using technology effectively requires an array of skills: operational, functioning, strategic, and social.

Self-Advocacy and Post-Secondary

  • Fostering student self-knowledge and advocacy skills are important to their success.
  • Investigating and evaluating support services before committing to insure that post-secondary institutional resources address student needs.

Using AIM at Home

Educators and administrators describe the goals for their pilot program.