The distribution of educational multimedia courses through the World-Wide Web offers a significant potential for dynamically adjusting computer-based instruction to the constantly changing needs of learners, to ascertain human intervention in critical learning situations, and to store and organize the elements of course material in such a way that they can be easily reused. However, these possiblities have so far not yet been exploited: WWW courses largely consist of "canned" material that does not cater in any way to the different and changing needs of learners and is also hard to reuse for other purposes. The use of multimedia material in foreign-language tutorial software, and particularly the integration of sound and video, is extremely beneficial to learners since it allows them to directly associate written language with spoken language and to experience realistic examples of situated language use. Depending on the degree of users' visual impairment, the font size of the displayed material increases; the granularity of graphics decreases; and the graphics, images and videos are replaced by text or descriptions of the visual material. The aim of the AMICA project is to help overcome these shortcomings by employing a number of state-of-the art technologies and applying and combining them in a novel and integraled way.