The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) invites the general public to listen in to a teleconference discussion on preliminary findings from the commission's legal and technology working groups. Interested participants can access the teleconference by phone at 1-800-860-2442.
Established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the panel has brought together government leaders, representatives from the publishing industry, individuals with print disabilities (such as those with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and visual impairments), representatives from two- and four-year institutions of higher education and leaders in accessible technology.
The commission is charged with studying the current state of accessible materials for students with disabilities in postsecondary education and making recommendations to Congress for improving access to and the distribution of instructional materials in manageable formats.
For more information, see http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/aim/index.html. The commission encourages public to submit comments during the meeting to [email protected] or [email protected].