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1 Wisconsin AIM  Textbook Acquisition Wisconsin is an Open Territory State. Each local school district in Wisconsin selects curriculum and textbooks to meet the needs of their constituency.

2 DPI Bulletin  Found at (Guidance for Districts)  Definition and Eligibility: Others with Print Disabilities Others with Print Disabilities Visual Impairment Visual Impairment Blind Blind  Suggested Publisher Contract/P.O. language  Timely Manner  July 16, 2006!

3 Definition of Others with Print Disabilities  Print disabled refers to a student’s inability to access ‘standard print format’. Any specific diagnosis or disorder alone would not constitute an automatic consideration for ‘other print disabilities’. The IEP team should consider if the student needs ‘specialized materials’ (alternate format) to meet their IEP goals and access the general curriculum.  Notice no mention of organic dysfunction in Wisconsin!

4 Timely Manner  All students eligible for materials in an alternative format will receive them at the same time as their non-print disabled peers. In such cases of highly technical and/or a high number of tactile graphics, portions of the book will be produced in accordance with the ‘timely manner’ definition. ‘Timely manner’ production coincides with timely submission of requests.

5 Step by Step Process for Ordering  STEP 1. Textbook purchasing contracts contain language requesting the publisher prepare and submit files meeting NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard) requirements to the NIMAC (National Instructional Media Access Center). See Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Information Update Bulletin #07.03 (November 2009) for suggested language.

6 Step by Step Process for Ordering  Step 2: Individualized Education Program (IEP) team members make a determination regarding the students’ qualification as a student with a print disability and eligibility status to receive materials under NIMAS in specialized format(s). If the student is determined ineligible to receive NIMAS materials, the team must determine other means of procuring necessary educational materials If the student is determined ineligible to receive NIMAS materials, the team must determine other means of procuring necessary educational materials

7 Step by Step Process for Ordering  Step 3: IEP team members make the decision concerning the need and the type of specialized format(s) based on documented evaluations by certified professionals and the individual needs of the student.

8 Step by Step Process for Ordering Step by Step Process for Ordering  Step 4: The Local Education Agency (LEA) completes the “Student Information Sheet” (providing eligibility documentation) annually for each student eligible to receive core instructional materials through the NIMAC and submits the completed form to Wisconsin Accessible Materials Productions (WAMP). Forms, FAQ and related DPI Bulletins are available for download and/or electronic submission at Forms, FAQ and related DPI Bulletins are available for download and/or electronic submission at

9 Step by Step Process for Ordering  Step 5: LEA completes and submits the “Book Request Form” detailing required textbooks, and related core materials in addition to format specifications to WAMP.

10 Step by Step Process for Ordering  Step 6: WAMP personnel process the request and send the student-ready version in the requested format to the designated district. If student is eligible and registered with the following entities, in some cases WAMP personnel may indicate that the district staff can download the file directly from either Bookshare, and/or Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D). If student is eligible and registered with the following entities, in some cases WAMP personnel may indicate that the district staff can download the file directly from either Bookshare, and/or Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D).

11 Step by Step Process for Ordering  Step 7: LEA receives textbook(s) and related core materials in requested specialized format. These materials are student specific, and under copyright law may be used only by the student for which the material was requested.

12 Who can I call?  Stacy Grandt: NIMAS Director, x 2  Kay Glodowski: Regional Support Specialist,  Jeremiah Beasley: AT Specialist , ,

13 Who can I call?  Authorized Users: David Cederstrom: x 51 Julie Stroh: x 53 Vickie Warner: x 54 Julie Sumwalt: x 54  Jeremiah Beasley: x 73  Scott Hegle:

14 Assistive Technology ( Available for loan through WAMP)  GH Player: (demonstrated using a netbook laptop)  Classmate Reader: te/index.html  Victor Reader Stream:

15 How to Borrow  Document print disability in IEP.  Complete the Student Information Sheet html html  Loan is for 90 days.

16 QUESTIONS, IDEAS, COMMENTS? ???????????????????????????????????


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