AIM-VA Digital Rights Managers
The Virginia Department of Education and AIM-VA are committed to maintaining adherence to copyright laws. Before a school can request and receive materials from AIM-VA, the school division must appoint Digital Rights Managers (DRM) who are responsible for the usage of copyrighted accessible instructional materials for students with print disabilities. Each division can determine a DRM structure for monitoring and documenting copyright compliance by selecting from the roles below.
Becoming a Digital Rights Manager (DRM)
Any Virginia public school personnel with a school division email address can become a DRM and order for students. All new personnel are automatically entered as a basic DRM. It is then the Division Administrator or Lead DRM within the division who makes any changes to that DRM’s role and responsibility.
Roles & Responsibilities
|Division Administrator*||Lead DRM||Certifying DRM||DRM|
|Order & Manage AIM||X||X||X||X|
*Required Role; default to Sped Director
Terms and Conditions for the Digital Rights Manager (DRM) Ordering Accessible Formats from AIM-VA
In accordance with conditions made by the Virginia Department of Education, the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Accessible Instructional Materials of Virginia (AIM-VA) at George Mason University:
- Copyrighted instructional textbooks, reading books, supplemental materials and curriculum-based materials that are produced in accessible formats and provided by AIM-VA may never be used in lieu of possessing a hard-copy book.
- A purchased copy of the textbook, reading book, supplemental materials or curriculum-based materials must be assigned to, checked out by or owned by the student for the length of time the accessible format is being used.
- Accessible formats assigned to eligible students are exclusively for their use; the accessible format may not be reproduced, distributed, or used by other students.
- Accessible formats provided in Large Print or on CD must be returned to AIM-VA at the end of the school year/summer school.
- Accessible formats downloaded from AIM-VA must be removed from all electronic equipment (i.e., computers, tablets, flash drives) at the end of the school year/summer school.
For more information, contact your special education department or AIM-VA.