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Guidance available for schools seeking Accessible Instructional Materials for students with print disabilities

4/8/2014

For some students, printed instructional materials can be a barrier to participation and achievement in the general education curriculum. Accessible Instructional Materials remove that barrier. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, state and local education agencies must ensure that children with disabilities who need Accessible Instructional Materials in the four specialized formats receive those materials in a timely manner.

The Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials works with school districts to locate materials for students with print disabilities through their onsite collection, the annual Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students and other sources. The Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials assists Ohio school district personnel in accessing National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard electronic files, adapting the files into the four specialized formats, assigning the files to Accessible Media Producers and/or producing the adapted materials for eligible students.

Districts seeking Accessible Instructional Materials assistance can view this module and  training series information on the website for Accessible Instructional Materials. For more information, contact Nicole Morris, National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard Coordinator, at nmorris@cisamoh.org or at (614) 644-8461.