Questions? Questions about student eligibility? Students that are blind/visually impaired or have a physical/orthopedic impairment are eligible if the student qualifies according to SBER for that program. Many questions within districts revolve around students with reading limitation based on organic dysfunction.
More Questions? Questions about accessing NIMAS/Florida database? o Do you have questions concerning your password? o Are you familiar when you need to register a student and why? o Are you familiar with when you need to order instructional materials using the database?
FDOE Resources National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) TAP http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document- 5424/dps-2009-084.pdf Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) TAP http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document- 5764/dps-2010-70.pdf Assistive Technology TAP http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document- 6801/dps-2013-65.pdf
What Next? Be aware of 1006.283 Sets up a new process by which districts or consortia can review and adopt their own instructional materials. Districts must certify to FDOE that instructional materials for core courses used by the district are aligned with all applicable state standards.
More Information on Statute 1006.40(3)(a) By 2015-2016, each district shall use at least 50 percent of the annual instructional materials allocation for the purchase of digital or electronic instructional materials that align with state standards included on the state-adopted list.
Detailed Explanation The district contacts on implementation of new statutes related to instructional materials rest with the district instructional materials coordinators. More reading related to the statutes can be found on the FDOE website at: http://www.fldoe.org/bii/instruct_mat/pdf/ims. pdf
Something to consider … Publishers must place electronic files of state- adopted print textbooks in NIMAC if these textbooks are provided to states in hard copy print. Currently, there is no requirement in IDEA for publishers to place electronic files of state- adopted titles if such materials are provided in online version exclusively.
Digital Equity How do I know when digital and electronic Instructional materials are accessible? o Developed by David Davis, Flexible Digital Instructional Materials document includes some excellent considerations … o Presentation Features o Navigation Features o Study Tools o Assistive Technology Supports
ITRATT It is apparent that we must be... In the Room and At the Table (ITRATT) at the district level to ensure that electronic and digital instructional materials are accessible to all students. Lets begin by asking questions.
Additional Reading on Accessible Digital and Electronic Materials http://aim.cast.org/learn/practice/palm/contr act_language http://aim.cast.org/learn/practice/palm/contr act_language http://aim.cast.org/learn/practice/palm/best_ practices http://aim.cast.org/learn/practice/palm/best_ practices http://aim.cast.org/sites/aim.cast.org/files/AI MforDigitalEquity8.13.12.pdf http://aim.cast.org/sites/aim.cast.org/files/AI MforDigitalEquity8.13.12.pdf