Accessible Instructional Material Center

A little girl reads a braille children's book.

Accessible Instructional Material Center (AIM)

The 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 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.

Who does AIM serve?

The program serves children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who attend public and private schools in Oklahoma, or receive services from SoonerStart. Children who are eligible for this service are:

  • 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.

What services are available?

  • 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 so that parents and teachers can share reading experiences with children who are blind.

The program lends instructional materials for students to use as long as needed during the school year.

The Center does not duplicate services available from other sources.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete either the Word AIM Patron Information form or PDF version of the AIM Patron Information form.
Step 2: Submit the completed form to the AIM Center by mail, email, fax or in person. The mailing address and fax number are at the top of the form. The mailing address is the same as the physical address. Scans can be sent by email to olbph@okdrs.gov.
Step 3: An AIM Center representative will contact you to get more information, if needed, and begin your service.

Eligibility

The AIM Center program serves children from birth through 12th grade who attend public, private, and charter schools or are home-schooled in Oklahoma, or receive services from Sooner Start. Eligible children:

  • are 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

Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
300 N.E. 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Office: 

(405) 521-3514
(405) 521-4672

Toll Free: 

(800) 523-0288

Fax: 

(405) 521-4033

Email: 

For more information, visit the OLBPH website.

What to Bring

There is no face-to-face meeting and nothing to bring.