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NATIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ACCESSIBILITY STANDARD (NIMAS) - Regulations

5. Require collaboration with state agencies providing assistive technology programs.

In carrying out this section, the SEA, to the maximum extent possible, must work collaboratively with the State agency responsible for assistive technology programs.
[34 CFR 300.172(d)] [20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(23)(D)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. In your opinion, why is collaboration between state agencies needed?


  2. What is the role of assistive technology programs in carrying out NIMAS? Can you give some examples of how this might happen?


  3. What types of assistive technology/software are available in your state/district that can use and/or convert these digitized formats into formats needed by specific students?


Application Questions

  1. Are there procedures/processes available to support collaboration between the SEA and the state agency for assistive technology regarding NIMAS?


  2. What do you foresee as the possible outcomes of collaboration between the SEA and the state agency for assistive technology regarding NIMAS?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: Teacher
    Location: California

    Role: Related Service Provider
    Location: Connecticut

    Role: Educational Consultant
    Location: Florida

    Role: Related Service Provider
    Location: Florida

    Role: Special Education Administrator
    Location: Florida

    Role: General Education Administrator
    Location: Illinois

    Role: Teacher
    Location: Minnesota

    Role: Family Member
    Location: West Virginia

    Role: TA Provider
    Location: Massachusetts