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State AT Act Program Directors National Meeting May 2013. Assistive Technology Collaborations with the Wyoming Department of Education. Accessible Instructional Materials. Wyoming AIM. Timeline of activities 2007 Initial contract from WDE 2007 CAST-AIM Consortium

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State at act program directors national meeting may 2013

State AT Act Program DirectorsNational MeetingMay 2013


Assistive technology collaborations with the wyoming department of education

Assistive Technology Collaborations with the Wyoming Department of Education

Accessible Instructional Materials


Wyoming aim

Wyoming AIM

Timeline of activities

  • 2007 Initial contract from WDE

  • 2007 CAST-AIM Consortium

  • 2009 Training/Technical Assistance

  • 2009 Production of Accessible Materials


Wyoming aim1

Wyoming AIM

Total AIM Funding: $1,013,776

  • WDE @ $730,602

  • Cast-AIM Consortium @ $166,666

  • Training/TA/Fee for Service @ $116,508


Wyoming aim2

Wyoming AIM

Member AIM Consortium

  • Develop data management tracking system

  • Modify state/LEA systems

  • Support students transitioning to community colleges

  • 2012 Professional development to LEAs – online training modules

  • TA to LEAs for identifying students

  • Increase awareness about AT Act Program, WATR

  • Increase use of WY Clearinghouse for AIM


Wyoming aim3

Wyoming AIM

Products and Trainings

  • Memorandum Series: Principals, Special Education Directors, Curriculum Directors

  • Training Series/Regional Workshops

  • WY Procedures for Providing AIM

  • A Guide for Decision-Making Teams


Wyoming aim4

Wyoming AIM

Data Collection and Reporting

  • Identified students

  • Contacts by district

  • Type of assistance provided by district


Nimas eligible students in wyoming

NIMAS-eligible Students in Wyoming


Aim requests

AIM Requests

  • Since 2007, we have received 415 AIM requests from Wyoming school districts

    • Of those:

      • 46%textbook requests

      • 9%workbook requests

      • 45%other core instructional material requests


Aim delivery

AIM Delivery

  • We have provided 415 AIM files, since 2007

    • Of those:

      • 57%digital text

      • 18%braille

      • 17%DAISY

      • 8% large print

  • Braille AIM requests are fulfilled by contracted certified braille transcribers

  • Large print AIM requests are outsourced to accessible media producers (AMPs)


Wyoming accessible center wac

Wyoming Accessible Center (WAC)

  • We also provide alternate format production services to educational agencies in the state:

    • K12

    • Community colleges

  • This is an option for educators when the requested AIM is not available in the NIMAC nor at other AMPs

    • Ex: recently converted the Osborne’s Book of World Religions, 1995, to braille for a Wyoming elementary student


Six aim trainings for educators and parents

Six AIM Trainings for Educators and Parents

Created by Kathy McWhorter and based on the AIM Center trainings developed Joy Zabala

Also added was the Accessible MS Word Document Design module to the series


Aim training videos

AIM Training Videos


New aim trainings

New AIM Trainings

We will add six new trainings in 2013:

  • Apple iPad tablet accessibility features to support AIM (with a focus on 8–12 Apps)

  • Android tablet accessibility features to support AIM

  • Apple iMac accessibility features to support AIM

  • Windows 7/8 accessibility features to support AIM

  • Literacy software: an option for AIM e-text playback

  • DAISY DTB playback options


Aim collaboration

AIM Collaboration

  • We collaborate with:

    • State AT Act Program – Wyoming AT Resources (WATR)

    • Professional Learning Community in AT (PLC-AT)

  • We provide free AIM/AT device loans to k12 educators through WATR

  • WATR staff are trained in NIMAS and AIM

  • AIM and WATR staff collaborate to develop state-wide presentations and events to increase outreach to Wyoming educators


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