Colorado Instructional Materials Center

General Information

Colorado Instructional Materials Center
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 578 2100

Brief Description

Housed on the campus of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), the Colorado Instructional Materials Center (CIMC) provides braille and large print textbooks as well as instructional aids to teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs) certified by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) for use by students who are blind or visually impaired in Colorado schools at less than college level. The CIMC maintains an annual registration of Colorado students with visual impairments and registers those students who are legally blind with the Federal Quota Program administered by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). The CIMC is able to purchase books through funds provided by CDE, Colorado administrative units and school districts, and the APH Federal Quota Program.


Jim Olson, Coordinator,

Services Offered

  • Professional Training
    • Provides training in braille codes and formats for teachers and paraeducators.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance to districts regarding best practices for students with disabilities. Maintains a library of professional, in-service, parent, and assessment materials and equipment.