Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
July 11-12, 2011 Full Commission and July 12, 2011 Public Hearing
Archived Information

Current Section

Commission Meeting and Open Public Hearing

WHERE: Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Metropolitan Ballroom B
1400 6th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
DATE & TIMES: (All times are Pacific Standard Time)

Commission Meeting-Day One:
July 11, 2011
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m PST

Commission Meeting-Day Two:
July 12, 2011
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. PST

Public Hearing:
July 12, 2011
4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. PST
ATTENDANCE: The meeting and public hearing are both open to the public and are open press.
VOIP: The AIM Commission meeting and public hearing can be accessed remotely through the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) Webinar system. Please click on the link below that corresponds with the correct time and date of the meeting (All times are Pacific Standard Time):

About the AIM Meeting and Public Hearing

On July 11–12, 2011, the members of the AIM Commission convened for an AIM Commission full meeting. This meeting focused on reviewing a draft of initial recommendations for the fall 2011 report to Congress.

On the evening of July 12, 2011, the AIM Commission held a public commentary session for all interested stakeholders. In addition to gathering public commentary on legal and technological issues, the public hearing highlighted stakeholders’ personal experiences related to obtaining instructional materials in a postsecondary environment.

Meeting Materials

  • Revised Working Draft of the Full Commission Recommendations
    download files MS Word (151KB) | PDF (997KB)
  • Proposed timeline for AIM Commission Report
    download files MS Word (31KB) | PDF (175KB)
  • Presentation: Students With Disabilities at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions
    download files MS Word (49KB) | PDF (400KB)
  • Presentation: Bookshare®—Books Without Barriers
    download files MS Word (2.0MB) | PDF (689KB)
  • DRAFT: Technology Task Force Initial Report
    download files MS Word (149KB) | PDF (1.1MB)
  • Presentation: Students with Disabilities and Accessible Instructional Materials: Experiences from the Field
    download files MS Word (7.8MB) | PDF (1.1MB)

Meeting Transcripts

  • Meeting Transcript: July 11, 2011
    download files MS Word (413KB) | PDF (519KB)
  • Meeting Transcript: July 12, 2011
    download files MS Word (331KB) | PDF (448KB)
  • Public Hearing Transcript: July 12, 2011
    download files MS Word (222KB) | PDF (460KB)

About AIM

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.

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