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2018 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students registration form deadline extended to March 1

1/29/2018

In December 2017, the Assistive Technology & Accessible Educational Materials Center at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), on behalf of the Department’s Office for Exceptional Children, sent 2018 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students packets through secured mail. It asks districts to register every enrolled, legally blind student.

Districts that serve students with visual impairments know the importance of providing 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 buy educational materials at a district’s request from the American Printing House for the Blind.

Each registered student must have a current eye report, issued in 2015 or later, on file in the student’s district of attendance. The submission deadline for the registration form included in the packet has been extended to March 1. Forms should be submitted to the Assistive Technology & Accessible Educational Materials Center.