The NIMAS is a technical standard used by publishers to produce source files that may be used to develop multiple specialized formats (such as Braille or audio books) for students with print disabilities. It's a requirement for adoption of instructional materials by states under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Every publisher of print materials adopted by a state must provide electronic files of its adopted programs in the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) format to facilitate the production of materials in specialized formats (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, §612(a)(23)(A) and §674(e)(4)). We offer you NIMAS conversion services. We convert all languages (English, Spanish, German, French). We also provide MathML conversion for mathematics books, which now is a requirement of NIMAS.
MathML is a mathematical markup language, an application of XML for describing mathematical notations and capturing both its structure and content. Publishers must markup print instructional materials eligible for NIMAS submission that contain mathematical and scientific instructional content by using the latest applicable version of the MathML 3 module of the DAISY/NIMAS Structure Guidelines.
Created by IDEA 2004, National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center (NIMAC) is a federally-funded, searchable online file repository of K-12 print textbooks in the XML-based NIMAS format. Based on the DAISY standard, NIMAS itself is not intended for distribution directly to students – generally, it requires conversion to become a fully-accessible textbook equivalent for students with print disabilities.
We offer extensive services for curating Digital Talking Books conforming to DAISY 3.
DAISY (Digital Accessible Information SYstem) is a technical standard for digital audiobooks, periodicals and computerized text. DAISY is designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material and is specifically designed for use by people with "print disabilities", including blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia.
"DAISY 3" is the short name of the ANSI/NISO Z39.86 standard released in 2002 and revised in 2005. It is also sometimes called "Zed" as a nickname for the official standard name. It is the most recent version of the DAISY standard. The former version is DAISY 2.02 and there is an ongoing revision called DAISY 4 (also known as DAISY Next).
Our production center in India undertakes Braille publishing in English and Indic languages. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper.
Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports by using refreshable braille displays. In Unicode, braille is represented in a block called Braille Patterns (U+2800..U+28FF). The block contains all 256 possible patterns of an 8-dot braille cell, thereby including the complete 6-dot cell range.
We provide both - printed braille book and a version for digital braille terminal (Braille e-Book).
Please contact us to discuss more about your requirements. We appreciate a typical sample of your instructional materials sent to us for a review and an accurate estimate of pricing.