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Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Translations

The Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Translations (CSMT) helps to close the achievement gap by providing instructional resources in accessible formats to students with disabilities in California.

The California Department of Education (CDE) Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations (CSMT) produces accessible versions of textbooks, workbooks and literature books adopted by the State Board of Education. Products and services are provided pursuant to California law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) External link opens in new window or tab. , the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) External link opens in new window or tab. , the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) External link opens in new window or tab. , and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 External link opens in new window or tab. .

Production and dissemination of materials include braille, large print, recordings, and American Sign Language Video-books are funded by California's Instructional Materials Fund (IMF). CSMT also assists in providing devices such as monoculars to view the curricula. Funds to purchase specialized books, materials, and equipment are provided by the IMF for qualified students with hearing or vision impairments, severe orthopedic impairments, or other print disabilities.

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Questions: Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations | csmt@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-5103 
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