Some students with disabilities have difficulty reading printed materials. Some of those students are considered to have a “print disability”. Students with a print disability have the right to have printed curriculum materials provided to them in an ‘alternative format’. Alternative formats, as referenced here, are braille, large print, audio and digital text. Students who need curriculum materials in an alternative format are to be provided those materials in a “timely manner”. Timely manner is defined in the Iowa Administrative Code Regarding Special Education (2007) as “at the same time as other children receive instructional materials”.
AIM-Accessible Instructional Materials
The True AIM website is a resource for the Assistive Technology Team and all of Iowa educators and parents to learn more about Accessible Learning Materials.