2019 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students packets due Jan. 25


On Dec. 7, the Assistive Technology & Accessible Educational Materials (AT&AEM) Center at OCALI (formerly the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence) sent through secure email the 2019 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students packets. OCALI sent the registration on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children, asking districts to register every enrolled, legally blind student. Registration should include all eligible preschool, homebound, home-schooled and adult students.
Districts that serve students with visual impairments know the importance of giving them accessible educational materials such as audio instruction, braille, digital and large-print textbooks and educational aids. The Federal Quota Registration generates funds for registered students so the center can purchase educational materials, at the district’s request, from the American Printing House for the Blind.
Each registered student must have a current eye report, issued in 2016 or later, on file in the student’s district of attendance.
Registration packets are due to the AT&AEM Center at OCALI by Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. For answers to questions contact Kelly Houston at OCALI or Judy Siens at the AT&AEM Center.