Alternate Format Libraries


The National Instructional Access Center (NIMAC) is a federally-funded, national electronic file repository that makes National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) files available for the production of core print instructional materials in specialized formats. Created under IDEA 2004, the NIMAC receives source files in NIMAS format from textbook publishers, and makes these files available for download to Authorized Users in the United States and its territories through an online database. The NIMAC's searchable repository is accessible to anyone interested in locating specific NIMAS files for textbooks and core instructional materials.


Alternative Media Producers

Alternative Media Producers:

Below is a list of some of the resources and/or services that will render a NIMAS file into specialized formats for a fee.

TechAdapt AMP Services

Bookshare AMP Services

Learning Ally AMP Services



Publisher Directory

A directory of publishers and contact information. The list consists of those serving the state of Indiana for textbooks and educational materials.


Free Libraries



Braille Institute Press

Classic Reader

Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library

Indiana State Library - Talking Book and Braille Library

INSPIRE - Indiana's Online Research Library

Just for Nothing (Resource of E-Text Sites)

Marion County Public Library (Indianapolis)

National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS Library)


Project Gutenberg Library

The Internet Public Library

The Online Books Page - Digital Library


Fee Based Libraries

Accessible Book Collection

American Foundation for the Blind


Bibliomania (Resource)

Braille Superstore


DAISY Consortium (Resource)

IERC Library (Resource)

International Electronic Braille Book Library

Library Reproduction Services

National Braille Press


Learning Ally Library


Special Education Exchange (Resource)

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Resource)

Texas Text Exchange