Page 10: References & Additional Resources
To cite this module, please use the following:
The IRIS Center. (2011, Rev. 2015). Bookshare: Providing accessible materials for students with print disabilities. Retrieved from https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/bs/
Benetech. (n.d.). Access to NIMAC books. Retrieved on March 27, 2015, from https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/access-nimac-books
Bookshare.org Website (n.d.). Retrieved on numerous dates, from http://www.bookshare.org
Center for Applied Special Technology and LD Online. (2007). An educator’s guide to making textbooks accessible and usable for students with learning disabilities. http://www.ldonline.org/article/16310
Cerreta, A., & Bakken, T. (2009). All about digital books. PACER Center Webinar. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://www.pacer.org/webinars/index.asp?webinar_id=14
Diedrich, J. (2009). Students can benefit from accessible instruction materials (AIM). Focus on Results, 7(2). Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://www.cenmi.org/Documents/FocusonResults/FocusonResultsDetails/tabid/79/ articleType/ArticleView/articleId/328/Students-Can-Benefit-From-Accessible- Instructional-Materials-AIM.aspx
Edyburn, D. L. (2007). Technology-enhanced reading performance. Defining a research agenda. Reading Research Quarterly, 42(1), 146–152. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/edyburn/www/EdyburnRRQ.pdf
Lynne, A. I., & Horney, M. A. (2007). Supported etext: Assistive technology through text transformations. New Direction in Research, 42(1), 153–160. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/4151710?seq=1
NIMAS Development and Technical Assistance Centers. (n.d.). Accessible books glossary. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache%3AwpFh9LzSnPkJ%3Awww.pacer.org%2Fwebinars 2Fallaboutdigitalbooks%2FFiles%2520and%2520Formats%2520Glossary%2520and%2520Accessible% 2520Books%2520Glossary.pdf+NIMAS+Accessible+books+glossary&hl=en&gl=us. No longer available.
NIMAS Development and Technical Assistance Centers. (2006). Accessible instructional materials and the IEP. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://nimas.cast.org/about/resources/accessible_iep. No longer available.
NIMAS Development and Technical Assistance Centers. (2008, April). A NIMAS policy brief: Progress on implementation of the national instructional materials accessibility standard (NIMAS). Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://nimas.cast.org/about/resources/policy_brief-2008-04
PACER Simon Technology Center. (2009). Text reader software programs feature comparison. Minneapolis, MN: Author.
Perl, E. S. (2009). Report three: Federal and state legislation regarding accessible instructional materials. CAST report. Retrieved on April 17, 2015, from http://aim.cast.org/learn/historyarchive/backgroundpapers/policy_property_permissions1#report3
Stahl, S. (2009). The promise of accessible textbooks: Increased achievement for all students. National Center on Accessing the General Education Curriculum report. Retrieved on April 17, 2015, from http://aim.cast.org/learn/historyarchive/backgroundpapers/promise_of_accessible_textbooks#.VS1Rw7plCS0
Stahl, S., Hitchcock, C., Hendricks, V., Johnson, M., Christensen, S., & Stiller, M. A. (2007). An educator’s guide to the acquisition of alternate format core learning materials for pre-k–12 students with print disabilities. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://nimas.cast.org/about/resources/accessible_textbooks#solutions_etext
Stahl, S., Hitchcock, C., Jones, B. D., Rebhorn, T., & Kupper, L. (2004). Module 8: NIMAS—National instructional materials accessibility standard. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://www.nichcy.org/Laws/IDEA/Pages/module8.aspx. Now available at https://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module8/
U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). IDEA regulations: National instructional materials accessibility standards (NIMAS). Office of Special Education Programs report. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/tb-accessibility.doc
The DAISY Consortium. (2009). History of the DAISY Consortium. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://www.daisy.org/history
The DAISY Consortium seeks to create a world of accessible texts for those whose exceptionalities might otherwise prove a barrier. This short article describes the history of the enterprise, detailing its transformation from rather humble beginnings to status of global leader in digital text creation and conversion.
Pacer Center, republished by the Center on Technology and Disability. (2011). Accessible instructional materials (AIM): Basics for families. https://www.ctdinstitute.org/sites/default/files/file_attachments/Accessible%20Instructional%20Materials%20(AIM)%20Basics%20For%20Families%20English.pdf
What are accessible instructional materials (AIM), and how can families and educators decide whether they are appropriate for students? The information in this resource—developed with families in mind particularly—will help to answer those questions, covering such topics as the types of specialized formats available, how to know which format a given child should use, and how accessible materials are obtained through the appropriate state and local education agencies.
Don Johnston http://www.donjohnston.com/
This website features the vision and work of the language and reading educator Don Johnston. On hand here is a wealth of resources, including a library of resources for reading instruction and research on the digital text revolution. Don Johnston partners with Bookshare to provide free technology access for online educational materials to students with print disabilities.
Visit the Humanware website to find the latest in commercial products related to accessibility and accommodation for those with blindness or low vision. Text readers are well represented.
Learning Ally learningally.org
Formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), Learning Ally is the world’s largest provider of audio textbooks and literature. This organization is vested in making sure everyone can enjoy and comprehend the printed word by helping them overcome obstacles to reading printed materials.