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Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
February 24-25, 2011 -- Commission Meeting and Public Hearing
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Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Commission Meeting: Board Room 4
Hearing: City Terrace Room 1
DATE & TIMES: Commission Meeting-Day One:
Feb. 24, 2011
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m

Public Hearing:
Feb. 24, 2011
4:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m

Commission Meeting-Day Two:
Feb. 25, 2011
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
ATTENDANCE: The meeting and public hearing are both open to the public and are open press.
LIVE STREAMING: The meeting and public hearing will be streamed live using CART Reporting. Please click on the following links to access CART reporting:

On Feb. 24-25, 2011, the members of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) will convene for the AIM Commission’s second full meeting.  This meeting will focus on technological and legal issues that are related to accessible instructional materials. AIM Commission members will also discuss market model solutions, student accessibility to low-incidence/high cost materials, and the timeframes involved with modifying and receiving accessible instructional materials in a postsecondary environment.

On the evening of Feb. 24, 2011, the AIM Commission will hold a public commentary session for all interested stakeholders. In addition to gathering public commentary on legal and technological issues, the public hearing will highlight stakeholders’ personal experiences related to obtaining instructional materials in a postsecondary environment.

Established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the AIM Commission has brought together government leaders, representatives from the publishing industry, individuals with print disabilities, representatives from two- and four-year institutions of higher education and leaders in accessible technology. 

The AIM Commission is charged with studying the current state of accessible materials for students with disabilities in postsecondary education and making recommendations to the U.S. Congress for improving access to and the distribution of instructional materials in accessible formats.

Meeting Materials

  • AIM Report Outline (DRAFT)
    download files MS Word (72KB) | PDF (130KB)
  • Task Force Group 1 Report: Best Practices in the Delivery of AIM
    download files MS Word (70KB) | PDF (74KB)
  • Task Force Group 2 Report: Decision Points for the Technology Task Force:
    download files MS Word (70KB) | PDF (147KB)
  • Task Force Group 3 Report: Principles of the Market Model
    download files MS Word (31KB) | PDF (63KB)
  • Task Force Group 4 Report: Legal
    download files MS Word (31KB) | PDF (27KB)

    • Current Statutory Licenses under U.S. Copyright Law
      Linear Chart: download files MS Word (72KB) | PDF (111KB)
      Excel Chart: download files MS Excel (51KB) | PDF (23KB)

    • Responses to Notice of Inquiry on Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Persons With Other Disabilities:

      • Association of American Publishers (AAP)
        download files MS Word (69KB) | PDF (71KB)
         
      • Benetech
        download files MS Word (102KB) | PDF (165KB)
         
      • Recording For The Blind & Dyslexic
        download files MS Word (82KB) | PDF (31KB)

    • Collective Licensing
      Improving content accessibility for disabled students
      download files MS PowerPoint (3.2MB) | PDF (1.9MB)
  • Objectives—Research Tasks
    download files MS Word (43KB) | PDF (40KB)

Meeting Results

  • Meeting Transcript: Feb. 24, 2011
    download files MS Word (357KB) | PDF (405KB)
  • Meeting Transcript: Feb. 25, 2011
    download files MS Word (214KB) | PDF (235KB)
  • Public Comments: Feb. 24, 2011
    download files MS Word (221KB) | PDF (202KB)

 
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