What is AIMS?

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 used by the ARA to assist students with their accommodation needs.

AIMS Login

How to Use AIMS

  • Go to www.svsu.edu/Access
  • Scroll to the "AIMs" button on the top right hand side of the page
  • Log in using your SVSU username and password and you will land in the Overview page
  • From this page you can access links, eligibility and services which are listed on the left side of the page

If you are new to the ARA, you will now need to get your documentation, make an appointment with one of our ARA Professionals and meet with the professional to decide upon which accommodations you will need.


 

 

 

Log-into AIMs using your SVSU username and password.

  1. On the ribbon on the left side of the screen select List Accommodations
  2. Under Step 1: Select Class(es), select each class for which you would like to request accommodations.
  3. Under Step 2: Continue to Customize Your Accommodations.
  4. Below each class there is an area labeled Select Accommodations. Check the accommodations you would like to request for each class.  If you are eligible for alternative format textbooks, you must check the format you wish to receive for your texts.  Also, if you are hearing impaired, you will need to indicate whether you will need to use C-print or have an interpreter.
  5. Next click the Submit Your Accommodation Request
  6. Scroll up the page to the area titled, Printing Faculty Notification Letter in PDF. Select each course in order to generate the letters as PDFs.  Finally print your letters. You should hand deliver these letters to each of your faculty members during the first week of the semester preferably during office hours.

It is necessary to request accommodations each semester. To do so, please follow these directions:

Log-into AIMs using your SVSU username and password

  1. In the ribbon on the left side of the screen select List Accommodations
  2. Under Step 1: Select Class(es), select each class for which you would like to request accommodations.
  3. Under Step 2: Continue to Customize Your Accommodations.
  4. Below each class there is an area labeled Select Accommodations. Check the accommodations you would like to request for each class.  If you are eligible for alternative format textbooks, you must check the format you wish to receive for your texts.  Also, if you are hearing impaired, you will need to indicate whether you will need to use C-print or have an interpreter.
  5. Next click the Submit Your Accommodation Request
  6. Scroll up the page to the area titled, Printing Faculty Notification Letter in PDF. Select each course in order to generate the letters as PDFs.  Finally print your letters. You should hand deliver these letters to each of your faculty members during the first week of the semester preferably during office hours.

If you are eligible for electronic textbooks, after a decision has been made regarding your accommodations, the ARA is automatically notified of your need. You can customize requests and add book information by following these steps:

  1. Scroll to the "AIMs" button on the top right hand side of the page
  2. Log in using your SVSU username and password and you will land in the Overview page
  3. Under “My Accommodations” on the left side of the screen, click on “Alternative Formats”
  4. Choose you format preference
  5. Add book information under “Reading Materials (include as much information as possible)
  6. Click, “Submit Request”

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 test 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.

  • Go to AIMs then under “My Accommodations” on left side of the screen, click on “Alternative Testing”
  • Select the class under “Alternative Testing Contract(s)” and then click “Schedule an Exam”
  • Under “Exam Detail,” select your class, select type of test, schedule the date and time
  • Check Services Requested and add any additional notes
  • Finally, click “Add Exam Request”

At this point, your Professor will receive an email to complete the “Testing Instructions Form”. They only need to complete this form once per class. Once the Form is completed online, our office will approve your testing time, assign you to a testing location either within our office or at the Testing Center (Z308). 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” of the test you are updating.

 


  1. Students need to select their accommodations each semester for each class.
  2. Faculty Notification Letters can be accessed one week prior to the start of the semester.
  3. All exams or tests must be scheduled seven business days in advance.
  4. If you are eligible for interpreting, C-print, or video captioning, you can access these under, “My Accommodations” and “Deaf or Hard of Hearing.”
  5. If your, “Overview” indicates that your services have expired or if you cannot access your account, contact the ARA to set up an update meeting.

CONTACT US.


Ann Coburn-Collins, Director of Academic Support Programs
Wickes 260
accessibility@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7000

Scott MacLeod, Assistant Director of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations
Wickes 260
sdmacleo@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7000

Debbi Abeare-Jacobs, Administrative Secretary
Wickes 260
dabearej@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7000