Welcome, Authorized Users
Authorized Users (AUs) are designated by the NIMAC State Coordinator. AUs can search and download files from the NIMAC, and assign files for download by registered Accessible Media Producers.
When the SC designates a new AU, the system emails the new user a registration link. This link is valid for 10 days. (If for any reason the user is unable to complete the registration within that time frame, he or she can contact either the State Coordinator or the NIMAC and request that the link be sent again.)
The registration email will also include the NIMAC Limitation of Use Agreement (LUA) as an attachment. Please print out the document, initial each page, and fill out section 13.0 (or 13.1 if someone else at your organization is filling out 13.0). Then return the document to us.
You are welcome to email us a scan of the complete document at email@example.com.
Or if you prefer, you can mail a hard copy to:
National Instructional Materials Access Center
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
When we receive the signed LUA, your account will be activated and you will receive your user ID and password information in two automated emails.
You can then log in to the NIMAC, search and download files, or assign files to an Accessible Media Producer (AMP).
If you would like your AMPs to be able to download NIMAS files directly, you can invite them to register with NIMAC. AMP accounts are provided free of charge as a convenience to those working with NIMAS. Alternatively, you can download the files yourself, then burn them to CD or DVD and send the disc to the AMP.
Resources for Authorized Users
NIMAC v3 Authorized User Training
The NIMAC is pleased to announce the release of a new online system, effective March 21, 2017! The video below will walk you through the new system and highlight new features and enhancements.
The NIMAC Watchlist
To learn more about the NIMAC Watchlist, watch this short video.
Need to locate an AMP?
You can download a listing of all AMPs registered with the NIMAC by logging into the AU portal, clicking on Contact Information, selecting AMPs from the menu, and then clicking the Export button.
For more specific searching, you may also wish to use the online AMP Directory at the American Printing House for the Blind. This database is not connected with the NIMAC, but is a free, self-listing service for AMPs who wish to promote their services. You can search the directory here: AMP Directory.
The NIMAC Limitation of Use Agreement
All AUs and AMPs that register with the NIMAC must submit a Limitation of Use Agreement. This document is automatically emailed to the new user as a part of the registration process.
It can also be found here: NIMAC Limitation of Use Agreement.
MathML is an XML language that is used to make mathematical expressions and scientific notation accessible. It is optional for NIMAS, however the US Department of Education has strongly encouraged SEAs and LEAs to require MathML when they include NIMAS language in their print book adoption contracts.