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<ul><li> 1.AIM and Digital Text<br />in Policy &amp; Practice<br />SETSIG Forum, ISTE 2010<br />Denver, Colorado<br />Thanks to Chuck Hitchcock, Chief Officer of Policy and Technology and Joy Zabala, Director of Technical Assistance, AIM Center @ CAST, Inc. for their content contributions.<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. What is NIMAS?<br /></p> <ul><li>NIMAS: a technical standard used by publishers to produce source files (in XML) </li></ul> <p> 3. Legal Definition (IDEA 2004)National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard <br />to be used in the preparation of electronic files<br />solely for efficient conversion into specialized formats. <br /> 4. </p> <ul><li>Braille </li></ul> <p> 5. Embossed 6. Digital .brf 7. Audio 8. Large Print 9. Digital Text Digital Talking Books (DAISY)<br />HTML eBooks<br />ASCII files<br />Word and Rich Text files<br />PDF<br />Etc.<br />What are Specialized Formats?<br /> 10. </p> <ul><li>Students </li></ul> <p> 11. Timely delivery of accessible textbooks 12. Appropriate formats and quality of AIM 13. Breaks down one barrier to the general education curriculum 14. Increases independence of learner 15. Educators 16. Reduces duplication of effort scanning, time, money 17. Timeliness Increases likelihood specialized formats are available when needed 18. Increases awareness of what is available and how to use it 19. Publishers 20. Consistency moves away from 50 States = 50 sets of requirements 21. Copyright issues digital rights 22. Multiple outputs possible from same source file 23. Market model possible for NIMAS files new customersProblems addressed by NIMAS<br /> 24. </p> <ul><li>The Library of Congress regulations (36 CFR 701.6(b)(1)) related to the Act to Provide Books for the Adult Blind provide that "blind persons or other persons with print disabilities" include:</li></ul> <p>Persons who are Blind<br />visual acuity is 20/200 or less; angular distance no more than 20 degrees. <br />Persons with Visual Disability <br />prevents the reading of standard printed material. <br />Persons with Physical Limitations<br />unable to read, access, or use standard print <br />Persons with a Reading Disability(of organic origin) <br />preventing reading printed material in a normal manner. <br />Who Qualifies for NIMAS/NIMAC Distributed Materials?<br /> 25. </p> <ul><li>Combined assets of the AIM Center, NIMAS Center and the AIM Consortium </li></ul> <p> 26. Old site remainsa while longer 27. http://nimas.cast.org 28. with notice on home 29. later with redirects to new site 30. New website: 31. http://aim.cast.orgNew National Center on AIM Website<br /> 32. Sign up from AIM Website <br />Homepage<br />HTML Edition<br />http://bit.ly/d5JGQv<br />AIM Connector<br /> 33. AIM Center Twitter account<br />http://twitter.com/aim_center<br />AIM Center Facebook page: <br />http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Center-on-AIM<br />AIM Center Webinar &amp; Presentation Schedule<br />http://aim.cast.org/experience/training/presentations<br />Other ways to connect to the AIM Center <br /> 34. Key Questions When Investigating Repositories of Accessible Text<br /></p> <ul><li>What is the nature of the collections?(e.g., subject area collections, textbooks, periodicals, trade books, etc.) </li></ul> <p> 35. What formats are available from the repository? (e.g., .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .pdf, etc.) 36. Is there a cost to access the files in the repository?</p>