AIM Delaware is funded by the Delaware Department of Education. The purpose of the program is to ensure that children with print disabilities in Delaware public schools are supplied with appropriate, high-quality accessible instructional materials (AIM). AIM gives these students the opportunity to learn along with their classmates by offering the information in a format matched with their needs such as large print or audio.
The Delaware AIM Center began acquiring and producing materials for Delaware's K-12 students in 2012 for the 2012-2013 school year. Each year the number of requests continues to grow as professional development efforts continue to spread the word about the service.
The AIM Center
The AIM Center is located on Main Street in Newark, Delaware. The Center is responsible for finding appropriate sources for the needed materials and, if no external sources are found, creating the accessible materials from scratch. The Center houses six workstations dedicated to the creation of new materials and a staff of five part-time document creation specialists. Two AIM Coordinators receive orders from the Delaware school districts and evaluate the best method of obtaining the textbooks or other materials in the required format. The Center Director oversees these efforts and coordinates the work of the Center with the Center for Disability Studies at the University of Delaware and the State Department of Education.