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Subject: NIMAS-Free Webinar Addressing Implementation Issues and Solutions
Source: Heike Imler, Interim Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: School Administrators, Directors of Special Education, Special Education Process Coordinators

Date: October 16, 2007

A free webinar regarding NIMAS is being offered by The Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) and Don Johnston, Inc., NIMAS-Implementation Issues and Solutions and will be presented by Chuck Hitchcock, Chief Office of Policy & Technology, CAST on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. CDT. This one hour webinar will address how the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) affect educators and school districts. The webinar is free, but registration is required. To register, click on http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/EffectivePractices/nimasdj10_16_07.html.

As you know, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to address the critical difficulty in obtaining accessible textbooks for students with disabilities by adopting a new file format, the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS). This same legislation offers a means to assist states in this responsibility by establishing a national repository to collect and store these files and make them available to states. This repository is the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC), and it is being established at the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) with support from the U. S. Department of Education.

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Jefferson City, MO 65102
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