Accesible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center

Young girl reading a braille book

The Accessible Instruction Materials (AIM) Center maintains a central depository of braille and large print textbooks and other specialized instructional materials for loan to Oklahoma students who cannot use regular print. The AIM Center serves children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who attend public and private schools in Oklahoma, or receive services from Sooner Start.

Materials include:

  • Braille and large print textbooks
  • Braille and large print instructional materials such as tests, charts, and hand-outs
  • Specialized educational aids
  • Developmental toys and games to build concepts and enhance learning
  • Materials for writing braille and learning adaptive skills
  • Books with both braille and print text for parents and teachers to share reading experiences with children who are blind

Eligible children must be blind or visually impaired; have a physical disability that makes it difficult to use regular print books and school materials; or have a medically diagnosed learning disability that makes it difficult to use regular print. The AIM Center also maintains the Federal Quota Registry of blind and visually impaired children.

The Registry is important because it draws federal funding to help states provide accessible instructional materials. If you need to order any APH items funded by Federal Quota funds, you may submit a Textbook Request form or a Product Request Form to the AIM Center and we will mail the items directly to you at your school address.

To Obtain Services

Young girl using electronic braillerCall, fax, or email the AIM Center for information on how to request braille textbooks or other specialized instructional materials. Sooner Start coordinators and consultants may contact the program directly to request developmental aids for blind and visually impaired children from infancy through age three.

If you have any questions email Pepper Watson, AIM Center Director at pwatson@okdrs.gov or call 405-522-0523. If you are out of the area you may call us toll free at 800-523-0288. Our Fax number is 405-521-4033