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The Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind (IESDB) Accessible Instructional Materials Library acquires, maintains and distributes specialized instructional materials, as well as coordinates and produces textbooks in Braille and Large Print, to assist school districts and educators to provide blind and visually impaired students with an appropriate education and equal access to the general curriculum.

As an Authorized User (AU) of the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC), IESDB, at the school district's request, can facilitate the assignment of National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) files to Accessible Media Producers. LEA's can then access those converted files in Audio or Digital for eligible blind, visually impaired, and print for disabled students.

Contact Information:

  • Large Print: Crystal Beerly
  • Braille, Audio or Electronic Text: Robin Swenson

To request accessible instructional materials, please fill out the form for the appropriate format then sign and return to the address listed on the form.

Eligibility & Certification for Specialized Formats of Print

The IESDB AIM Library is able to offer the following resources for loan:

Braille writers, tape recorders, slate and styluses, pre-braille and literacy kits, tactile tools, raised lined maps, standardized tests, some assessment tools, and other materials provided by Federal Quota Funds through the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) for eligible legally blind students.