What is the NIMAC?

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 legislation.  
  • Textbooks published before 2007 are not required to be deposited in the NIMAC by the publisher.  
  • Each state and/or district's purchasing contracts with publishers will determine what books after that date are required to be placed in the NIMAC.
  • The NIMAC does not include textbooks for college or other postsecondary use.