2019 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students packets to be emailed
On Dec. 6, all Ohio school districts will receive a secure email containing the 2019 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students packet. The email is being sent by the Assistive Technology & Accessible Educational Materials (AT&AEM) Center at OCALI on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children. The Department requests districts 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 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 2016 or later, on file in the student’s district of attendance.
Registration packets are due to the AT&AEM Center at OCALI on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. For questions, please contact Kelly Houston at OCALI or Judy Siens at the AT&AEM Center.