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Once you have determined that a student is eligible for NIMAS derived instructional materials based on the definitions above, you will need to decide upon the format that will best meet the student’s needs (e.g. braille, large print, audio, digital text). If you need assistance in this decision making process, please go to “Selection” section.

When you have identified the necessary format, you will then need to directly contact the appropriate Accessible Media Producers (AMPs) listed below.

Braille and Large Print (Hard Copy)*

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Nancy Mothersele- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(860) 602-4123
*Districts should be aware that conversion of instructional materials into large print or braille will take longer than other accessible formats. Please make your requests six months in advance to ensure students receive the materials on time.

Digital Textbooks- Bookshare (www.bookshare.org)

Bookshare is an online library of copyrighted content for people with qualifying print disabilities. Schools will need to set up a free account with Bookshare in order to access their NIMAS derived instructional materials.

Audio Textbooks- Learning Ally (www.learningally.org)

Learning Ally, formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), is a non-profit organization that provides a library of accessible audiobooks using human narration for people who cannot effectively read standard print. Schools will need to set up an account in order to access NIMAS derived materials.

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