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Bob Murphy ACCESS Center. Visually disabled students using technology, braille and a C S U L B staff member assisting a student.
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Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center

Location: AS , Room 116
Phone: (562) 985-1663

Fax: (562) 985-2016

Monday through Friday,

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

About the Program

The AIM Center provides computer support services for students with disabilities and maintains a consultant relationship with faculty and staff. The center also provides one-on-one training and small group demonstration sessions for students, faculty and staff members to develop their knowledge and skills in the use of assistive technology software and hardware.  The AIM Center also provides a study room in the lower level library for students with disabilities to access.

Services Provided by the AIM Center

  • Assistance in the use of assistive technology software and hardware
  • Test accommodations for W P E, E L M / E P T, Chemistry, TEAS, ACT and SAT examinations
  • Print media converted to an alternative E-text, KES, Large Print and/or Literary Braille format

Accessibility Devices & Adaptive Technology at the AIM Center

  • JAWS 11.0 Screen Reader with Elegance Voice Synthesizer
  • Tiger Graphics Embosser
  • Enabling Technologies E-100 Embosser
  • Wheel Chair Accessible Workstations
  • Kuzweil 3000 Scan, Read, Edit
  • ZoomText 10.0 On-screen Character Enlargement
  • CCTV
  • Large Print Key Boards

View a list of Adaptive Technology Products and Vendors

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center Staff
Staff Name Office Title Phone E-mail
Velma Martin
AS-116E AIM Assistant Director
Sonia Acosta
AS-116D Coordinator
Elisa Carrillo
AS-116 Digital Accessibility Specialist
Austin Soto
AS-116C Alternative Media Specialist
Jonah Coloma
AS-116B Alternative Media Assistant
Lindsay Kerr
AS-116A Instructional Materials Accessibility Consultant

Alternative Instructional Material Request

Students with a verified disability can acquire literary textbooks and resource materials required for course instruction to be converted into alternative format such as E-Text, KES, Large Print, and Literacy Braille.  Students will need to contact the Alternative Media Specialist, Sonia Acosta at (562) 985-5605.

Study Room

Students with disabilities needing access to the lower level library study room will need to contact Sonia Acosta at (562) 985-8712. The study room is equipped with two PC’s, Microsoft Office, SPSS,, JAWS, Zoomtext, K3000, and Dragon Naturally Speaking.

Students with a disability who need computer access for university, state, or national tests may arrange accommodations with the AIM staff when requests are within the guidelines of the examinations offered at the university.

The AIM Center is located in the Academic Services building, Room 116. You may contact the AIM Center at (562) 985-1663 if you need additional information about our services or to make in appointment to visit our center.