Just got the following email:
The National Center of Accessible Instructional Materials is pleased to announce that the AIM Navigator, the latest in a series of tools developed under the auspices of the AIM Consortium, is now available at the National AIM Center website! Please share this information with others. The AIM Navigator is an interactive online tool that facilitates the process of decision-making about accessible instructional materials for an individual student. The AIM Navigator guides teams through a step-by-step process and provides just-in-time support with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), resources, and links to other helpful tools at each of four major decision-points:
Determining the need for accessible instructional materials;
Selecting format(s) that address student needs;
Acquiring needed formats; and,
Selecting supports for use (technology, training, instructional strategies, support services, and other accommodations and modifications)
We invite you to explore the AIM Navigator and try out the following features at http://aim.cast.org/experience/training/navigator
Guiding Questions: A series of questions that guide teams through a four-step decision-making process about accessible instructional materials for an individual student
Help Me Decide: A brief set of questions and answers specifically linked to each screen that provide basic information needed for that screen
Tell Me More: A comprehensive set of questions, answers, and resources for all decision points within AIM Navigator.
Student Summary: A complete compilation of all decisions and supporting information teams enter into the Navigator that can be edited, printed and/or saved to a local computer.
To Do List: An optional place for the teams to keep track of actions that need and assign responsibilities that can be edited, printed and/or saved to a local computer.
While you are at the AIM Center site, have a look around at the vast array of information, supporting tools, learning opportunities, and communication options that are available from the AIM Center.
This tool promises to ease the confusion that exists in providing accessible instructional materials to students in K12 educational settings. I look forward to trying it!