The Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations (CSMT) makes instructional materials available in accessible and meaningful formats to students with disabilities.
Local assistance funds finance the conversion and production of textbooks, workbooks, literature, and assessment books into a variety of specialized media including braille, large print, audio, American Sign Language video-books, digital talking books, and electronic files. The distribution of various specialized media to public schools provides general education curricula to students with disabilities. Members access the CSMT Web site to order materials for qualified educational agencies using Media Ordering Guide the Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution System (IMODS).
The CSMT also maintains a repository of the federally funded American Printing House for the Blind (APH) materials and equipment designed for students who are blind or visually impaired. Through the IMODS, eligible educational agencies can order APH materials.
For information regarding the CSMT, contact Laurie Garcia, Staff Services Manager II, by phone at 916-319-0964 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available on the CSMT Web page.