Accessible Information Management (AIM) is a web-based tool for the University of the District of Columbia students registered with the Accessibility Resource Center. It’s a Comprehensive Accommodation, Appointment, and Case Management Software program that’s built By Disability Services Professionals, For Disability Services Departments such as the ARC. It’s also fully integrated with UDC Student Information System (Banner), making coordination of services for students easier.
AIM currently provides students the following services:
- request ARC services each semester
- electronically e-mail accommodation letters to your professors
- schedule any exams or quizzes that you want to complete in the ARC Test Proctoring Center
What Can Students Do in AIM?
- Apply for ARC services on-line.
- Attach and upload documentation directly into the system.
- Request letters of accommodation (LOAs) and accommodation services for each course
- View book information for each course and request alternative media services.
- View proctoring information including date, time, and location.
What Can Instructors Do In AIM?
- Perform sort or search functions.
- View accommodation letters (LOAs)
- Find email addresses of students and export the complete list to a file.
- Upload a copy of the course syllabus.
- Initiate an exam request.
- Upload a copy of an exam to be proctored.
- Complete a video captioning request.
- See note-taker assigned to the course as well as their notes.
General guidelines and step-by-step tutorials for accessing AIM are provided below.
Why do I need to use AIM?
- You must request accommodation each semester through AIM to ensure the most effective implementation of your accommodations.
- Please make sure to request your accommodation in a timely manner, as some accommodations require advanced preparation and planning.
- Professors are not obligated to provide you with classroom accommodation if you have not provided your official ARC accommodation letter.
- Unless requested by the student registered with the ARC, faculty members receive no notification of your registration status at ARC or your accommodations.
- Accommodation letters can be requested and e-mailed to you and to your professors upon your request through AIM.
Every semester, students must complete the following in AIM:
- Request Accommodations
- Acknowledge ARC policies.
- Send Accommodation Letters to Faculty
- Schedule ALL Tests/Exams/etc. Tips for Requesting Accommodations
- The ARC recommends that you contact your professors before the start of (or at the beginning of) each semester to discuss your accommodation needs for each class.
- Familiarize yourself with each course’s syllabus and requirements; proactively address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the provision of your accommodation.
- Please remember that you do not need to identify the nature of your disability to your professors; however, many students have found it helpful to discuss their specific learning styles with their professors.