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What is the NIMAC?The NIMAC (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center) is a U.S. national repository of NIMAS source files for K-12 textbooks and related printed core instructional materials. NIMAS source files are used by states, and the organizations... more
The effective date for the NIMAC was July 16, 2006. After that date, publishers are required to submit files to the NIMAC for books adopted by the public K-12 education system when the request is made in writing at the point of print book purchase. If you believe that... more
The NIMAC (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center) is a U.S. national repository of K–12 textbooks, workbooks, and other classroom reading materials in digital format for qualifying print-disabled students.  The NIMAC was established under the IDEA 2004... more
NIMAC textbooks are only available to K-12 students with print disabilities (as defined by the Chafee Amendment ) and an active IEP (individual education plan) issued by a public education.Qualifying students who are attending private institutions or are being home-... more
NIMAC books are available for U.S. K–12 students with an active IEP from a public education agency. Only Authorized Users (organizations) are permitted to download NIMAC-sourced textbooks. If Bookshare is an Authorized User in your state, please submit a book request... more
Bookshare can add NIMAC books into the library on average within two weeks. We will contact you as soon as it's added.  If you have questions about how to access it please Request Help.
Bookshare is an Authorized User in these states: AK, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV, Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
NIMAC-sourced textbooks are available to qualified U.S. students with a public school IEP. However, for non-NIMAC-eligible students, Bookshare can convert textbooks to an accessible format for qualified Bookshare students. Please submit the request through the... more
We do add textbooks as needed by students.  The textbooks must be assigned as classroom reading in an accredited educational program, including K-12 and postsecondary.  If you can send us a copy of the textbook needed (with the understanding that it will not be... more
We do add textbooks as needed by students.  The textbooks must be assigned as classroom reading in an accredited educational program, including K-12 and postsecondary. To begin the process please submit a Book Request.  
There are three main types of student Bookshare accounts: Individual Memberships, Organizational Memberships, and Linked Accounts. Students with each kind of account have different download privileges and access to Reading Tools. We recommend reviewing the chart below... more
NIMAC books are available for U.S. K–12 students with an active IEP from a public education agency. Only Authorized Users (organizations) are permitted to download NIMAC-sourced textbooks. 1. If Bookshare is an Authorized User in your state, please submit a book... more
Our staff members will verify that the book isn't in the collection, is needed for school, and that we can acquire a copy of the correct book for conversion.  (If your request isn't needed for school, it will be put on the Wish List, which our volunteer community uses... more
To include Bookshare in your teaching plans, we suggest two steps:Open up an individual account for the student allowing him/her access to all books (except for NIMAC books). Include the student in a school program (allowing him/her access to all books including NIMAC... more
There are several reasons for a book to appear as unavailable to download.  The first most common reason is your Bookshare account is currently inactive.  Please select the Sign In link from the top of this page, log into your account and review the content on your My... more