ERIC Number: ED457902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Producing Instructional and Other Printed Materials in Alternate Media for Persons with Disabilities.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Title II, Section 504 of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requires community colleges to provide access to print and computer-based information for students with visual impairments. In response, the Chancellor's Office of the California Community College system prepared a budget change proposal (BCP) for the 2000-2001 fiscal year to request funding to assist colleges with acquiring this equipment and staff. Part 1 of this report offers guidelines for colleges to use in response to requests for materials in alternate media. The types of alternate media available to those with visual impairments include: (1) audio/readers; (2) Braille; (3) tactile graphics; (4) large print; and (5) electronic text. This section also discusses considerations for formatting e-text and designing software and Web pages, resolving disputes, and establishing policies and procedures. Part 2 presents the guidelines for implementation of Assembly Bill 422, which requires that publishers of certain instructional materials provide electronic versions of those materials to community colleges so that students may have access to the materials in alternate media. This section covers certification of requests, security of e-text, revising files received from publishers, and recommended processes for handling requests. Appendices include instructions for formatting Braille documents, information on legislation, sample forms and letters, and a glossary of terms. (NB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Braille, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Community Colleges, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Electronic Text, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Laws, Media Adaptation, Online Systems, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.