The ICAM is a web based system designed to provide support to Indiana Local Educational Agencies in meeting the NIMAS regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004.

Our mission is to partner with local educational agencies in securing accessible textbooks and core curriculum materials, in specialized formats, for qualifying students with print disabilities.

The ICAM system is owned, maintained, and provided to all Indiana schools by the Office of the Associate Superintendent, the Indiana Department of Education.  Access to the system, technical support, and professional training are provided through the ICAM and PATINS projects without a fee.

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PATINS 2014 Tech Expo

Registration Deadline - April 10th

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Fountains
502 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

 

Registration for Tech Expo 2014 Attendees:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechExpo14

Registration for Tech Expo Booth Space:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ExpoBooths14

Vendor Presentation Proposal Information

Download Informational Flyer here!

 

Learning Ally

The ICAM and Learning Ally are proud to announce an enhanced agreement that provides more materials and improved features to students in Indiana schools who have a documented print disability. As before, qualifying students have access to 80,000+ textbooks and popular fiction in human voice only recordings. Now, Learning Ally is building a growing library of Voice-text titles which includes audio and print, and the Learning Ally Audio App for iOS or Android devices. This app access will allow your students the ability to download and listen to books on Android or iOS devices at school, home, or on the go! You must be a registered DRM with the ICAM to download materials.

Read more: Learning Ally

   

Read:OutLoud 6.0.3 Update Patch (4/19/13)

This newly revised version 6.0.3.1 updates existing 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3 of Read:OutLoud 6 and SOLO 6 found on your computer to the revised version 6.0.3.1. This updater will look for all installed programs and update accordingly. This revised version replaces the online dictionary with Thefreedictionary.com, and corrects the inability to add a bookmark for .html/web pages in the Mac OS version.

 

Click here to download patch

 

ICAM Large Print Materials Policy Change

Click here to see a message from Daniel McNulty, PATINS Project Director, to Indiana school personnel who serve students with Visual Impairments, concerning large print materials.

 

Click here to review changes to CCC Forms concerning Large Print materials and potential harmful effects on students with VI.

   

ICAM Dispatch Blog

Follow this link and subscribe to the new ICAM Dispatch.
We will be posting weekly updates on the new ICAM Ordering Interface, Tips and Tricks on using AIM, 
announcements for upcoming events. Here is another opportunity to

  • Provide helpful feedback on your ICAM experience
  • Share what you know with other teachers/DRMs /Professionals in associated disciplines
  • Ask questions

Help us create an enlightening forum.
Subscribe and Contribute Today!

 

MathML in NIMAS

 

The availability of a viable and robust technical standard for the inclusion of mathematical content in K–12 instructional materials significantly facilitates the creation of valid XML source files containing mathematical content, which in turn will allow these files to be transformed into student-ready versions—such as digital text and braille—that are far more accessible to print-disabled students than the current image-based math files included in NIMAS filesets. For additional information about MathML, see the following:

http://aim.cast.org/experience/technologies/mathml_nimas

 

The NIMAS continues to meet IDEA requirements, but SEAs and LEAs are encouraged to ask publishers to use the MathML3 Sturcture Guidelaines when requesting NIMAS files. For help on including this in contracts with publishers, please contact your PATINS Regional Coordinator or the ICAM.

 

   

Read:OutLoud 6.0.3

 

 

Read Out Loud 6.0.3.1 Update Patch — NEW (as of 4/19/2013)


This newly revised version 6.0.3.1 updates existing 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3 of Read:OutLoud 6, and SOLO 6 found on your computer to the revised version 6.0.3.1. This updater will look for all installed programs and update accordingly.
6.0.3.1 Update — NEW (as of 4/19/2013)

This revised version of 6.0.3.1 also updates the original 6.0.3 (available 06-2011) to include fixes for the missing MSVCP71.dll and MSVCR71.dll files, replaces the online dictionary with Thefreedictionary.com, and corrects the inability to add a bookmark for .html/web pages in the Mac OS version.

 

Windows XP - Windows 8 (46.2 MB - zip)

Macintosh OSX 10.4 - 10.8  (122.9 MB - zip)

 



Read:OutLoud 6.0.3 has been posted on August 10, 2012. Please click Read More below to download the updated version.

Read:OutLoud is an accessible text reader that provides below-grade level readers access to the general curriculum. The Read:OutLoud software is made available here by the ICAM under a state-wide license. You must be a registered DRM with the ICAM to download this software.

Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, you can only visit the download page one time. Please download all the files necessary from this page before closing your browser. If you log out or your session ends, you will need to contact the ICAM to have your account reset before you can download additional files.

 

 

 

Read more: Read:OutLoud 6.0.3

 

DRM Registration by Superintendents

IDOE guidelines allow a maximum of five Digital Rights Managers (DRMs) per school corporation; charter schools are allowed one DRM per school.


To register a new DRM, a superintendent, or that superintendent’s designee, needs to select the link below and fill in the required fields to add up to five DRMs. It is also important to remove any DRMs who are no longer in service by filling out the Remove DRM section at the bottom of the same form.

Click here to register a DRM

   

DAISY to EPUB Converter 2.0

 The PATINS Indiana Center for Accessible Instructional Materials (ICAM) is pleased to announce that, on December 22, 2011,  Daisy to ePub Converter version 2.0 is available for download.
Here are the Key Changes:

  • Supports Microsoft Word (docx), txt, and html in addition to DAISY and NIMAS
  • Accessibility interface enhancements to support users with visual and physical challenges
  • Simple way to view and add alt text for images when converting
  • Batch Processing (converts multiple files at once)

Read more: DAISY to EPUB Converter 2.0

 

New DRM Online Training

Once the ICAM receives a referral from your superintendent, you are registered as a DRM. You will receive an e-mail with a link to the required on-line training. This will acquaint you with the roles and responsibilities of a DRM.

Next you will take a brief survey, and upon completion, you will receive another email from the ICAM which will contain your ICAM User Name and Password.

   

Agency Partnerships

The ICAM continues to develop partnerships with agencies that share our goal of helping you acquire AIM for your students who have a print disability. Learn more about our services as you peruse these pages.  

Visit Don Johnston, Inc - Opens in new window.         Visit NIMAC site - Opens in new window



Visit Learning Ally site - Opens in new window



Visit APH - Opens in new window.         Visit Louis site - Opens in new window



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