AIMS is the Accessibility Information Management System for students to help them independently coordinate their accommodations with both faculty members and the Office of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations (ARA).
Through AIMS, students are able to request accommodations that range from downloading textbooks and other course materials to generating letters to faculty that describe the necessary accommodations the student will need for their course. Likewise, members of the faculty can access AIMS to upload their exams, review a given student's accommodation letter for their course and etc.
AIMS is meant to be used as an online portal by ARA to assist students with their accommodation needs.
If you are new to the ARA, you will need to register with our office through AIMs, upload your documentation, meet with one of our ARA Professionals to determine which accommodations you will need.
Email your accommodation(s) letters through the AIMS system. This can be done at minimum one week before the semester begins. Assistance sending faculty notification letters is provided in the ARA Office.
If you are eligible for electronic textbooks, after a decision has been made regarding your accommodations, ARA is automatically notified of your need. You can customize requests and add book information by following these steps:
We ask that you first search for electronic formats online before purchasing your textbooks from the university bookstore or other sites. For assistance and suggestions, please contact our office at (989) 964-7000. If alternative sites do not have our text, we will continue the search from our end.
Note: You must schedule each exam 7 business days prior to test date. Saturday and Sunday do not count as business days.
If you are eligible for Alternative Testing, follow these steps to schedule a test.
At this point, your Professor will receive an email to complete the “Testing Instructions Form”. They only need to complete this form once per semester. Once the Form is completed online, our office will approve your testing time, assign you to a testing location in our office. If you need to change the date/time/etc., you can do so by clicking back into the “Alternative Testing” section. Then click on “Modify Request” for the test you are updating.
Director of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations
Associate Director of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations