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Accessible Instructional Materials

Accessible Instructional Materials

What are Accessible Instructional Materials?

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Technical Assistance Paper: Accessible Instructional Materials

This technical assistance paper (revised May 19, 2017) is designed to assist school districts in providing access in a timely manner to accessible instructional materials, an inherent component of the provision of a free and appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 for students with disabilities (section 300.210(b)(3) of Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations).

Students with disabilities who have difficulty reading and accessing standard print learning material require accessible instructional materials to participate in and make progress in the general curriculum.

The individual educational plan team is responsible for determining if a student needs accessible instructional materials, the format of such materials and the necessary related accommodations the student may need to participate in the general curriculum.


Sources for Accessible Instructional Materials

Learning Ally

Learning Ally is an online library of over 80,000 human narrated audio books that are available to students who meet one of the four criteria:

  • Vision Impairment
  • Physical Impairment
  • Learning Disability/Reading
  • Reading Accommodation

Learning Ally is available for free to students in Florida through a FDOE grant.  To learn more, in Brevard contact Michelle Patterson at and in Volusia, contact Susan Alonso at




Over 4,000 audio and text passages for K-12