This is one in a series of documents, prepared by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education. This document addresses only the changes to the provisions of IDEA regarding NIMAS that took effect on July 1, 2005. It does not address any changes that may be made by the final regulations.
Establishes the basis for adoption of NIMAS.
The state adopts NIMAS for the purposes of providing instructional materials to blind persons or other persons with print disabilities in a timely manner after the publication of NIMAS in the Federal Register. [612(a)(23)(A)]
Mandates collaboration with assistive technology programs.
In carrying out Section 612(a)(23), the SEA, to the maximum extent possible, shall work collaboratively with the state agency responsible for assistive technology programs. [612(a)(23)(D)]
Last Updated: May 16, 2006
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