School districts are responsible for providing learning materials that are accessible to all students with print disabilities. Students who struggle to read because of physical, sensory, cognitive, or learning differences may require alternative or specialized formats. Core curriculum material and textbooks may need to be converted to specialized formats called accessible instructional materials (AIM).
These specialized formats, including Braille, large print, audio and digital text, enable students with print disabilities to gain the information they need to complete tasks, master Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 goals, and reach curricular standards. Specialized formats should also be provided to students who are unable to gain information from traditional print materials.