2018 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students packets sent in December


In December 2017, the Assistive Technology & Accessible Educational Materials Center (AT & AEM Center) at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) sent out, through secure email, the 2018 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students packets on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children, requesting that districts 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 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 2015 or later, on file in the student’s district of attendance. The registration form, included in the packet, is due by Friday, Jan. 26 to the AT & AEM Center.