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  • policy brief

    J. Karger, 2004

    The meaning of the term “reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction” used by the Library of Congress’s (LOC’s)National Library Service regulations is discussed. This is one of the four disability categories that determine …

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    Resources for those interested in learning more about laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to the civil rights of individuals with disabilities within education and workforce development settings.

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    1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Friday, August 17, 2018

    As states develop and revise policies that guide the accessibility of educational materials procured for all learners, including students with disabilities, a common and accurate understanding of the term “accessible” is essential. Regardless of format (print, video, audio, web, simulation, etc.) or source (commercial or open), the meaning and purpose of accessibility is a relevant, legal, and ethical consideration. This webinar will begin to address commonly asked questions. Join us as we kick off a continuing discussion

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    IDEA 2004 established the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), a technical standard used to prepare electronic files to convert print instructional materials into specialized formats (braille, audio, digital text, or large print). NIMAS and AIM in IDEA provides information on the language found in IDEA's statute and regulations.

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    Why provide accessible educational materials and accessible technologies for students? Find out more about this topic along with some guidance regarding AEM.

  • Obtaining high-quality and appropriate specialized formats such as Braille, audio, e-text, and large print in a timely manner is important to the success of students with print disabilities. The purpose of this brief is to provide updated information about NIMAS-related developments that may impact choices that are made within states and local education agencies.

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    As part of its intensive technical assistance efforts, the AEM Center works closely with a group of eight states to identify and disseminate best practices related to the provision and use of AEM. This page describes AEM-related work in Ohio.

  • This frequently asked questions (FAQ) document about the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) was prepared by the AIM Center as a resource for more information about the legal requirements of IDEA.

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    The PALM Initiative was launched to ensure availability of flexible accessible learning materials in the marketplace.

  • Quality indicator icons in a gear system metaphor

    The Quality Indicators are designed to assist with the implementation of statutory requirements that apply to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education and workforce preparation agencies.

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