The PaTTAN AIM (Accessible Instructional Materials) Center supports Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in meeting the requirements of IDEA 2004 for the provision of accessible instructional materials. The AIM Center serves as a central location for material production and technical support and assists LEAs in obtaining specialized formats of instructional materials for eligible students with print disabilities. Specialized formats include digital text, audio, braille, large print, and accessible PDF.
High quality educational text materials in braille format are available for purchase to agencies outside of Pennsylvania.
Request Special Formats
Digital Text FormatIf requesting digital text search www.bookshare.org before submitting the order form below.
Audio FormatsThe AIM Center does not provide audio formats. Contact Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic - RFB&D) www.learningally.org to place an order.
Hard Copy Braille, Large Print, Accessible PDFFor hard copy braille, enlarged print, or accessible PDF search the AIM Center website first.
If not found, complete and submit the AIM Request form. Print the shipping email and send it, along with the textbook, to the PaTTAN AIM Center.
Federal Quota/APH Order Form
The AIM Center represents the Pennsylvania Department of Education as an Ex-Officio Trustee of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and is responsible for administering Federal Quota funds for the purchase of curriculum materials and educational supplies for students who are legally blind. PaTTAN also maintains an annual census of children from birth through twenty-one who are legally blind and provides an annual report of eligible students to APH.
Use this form to order materials from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).
Go to Federal Quota/APH Order Form »
The AIM Center is NIMAC (National Instructional Materials Access Center) Authorized User (AU) for Pennsylvania. The NIMAC is the national repository for NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard) files, which are publisher file sets of K-12 textbooks and core instructional materials. As the AU for Pennsylvania, the PaTTAN AIM Center has direct access to the NIMAC to download file sets or assign file sets for download by an Accessible Media Producer (AMP) for conversion into specialized formats for eligible students.