Date: December 5, 2006
President Bush signed Public Law (PL) 108-446, the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, on December 3, 2004. One new provision establishes the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center (NIMAC).
The attached information package (DOC; 48KB; 4pp.) reviews the requirements and responsibilities of state and local educational agencies established by PL 108-446 and accompanying federal regulations. The PowerPoint presentation (PPT; 280KB; 24 pp. | Text Version) summarizes important provisions and the NIMAS summary documents legal requirements. Web links found in the PowerPoint presentation will provide additional information.
The California Department of Education, Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Technology (CSMT) is the state authorized entity that will assist local educational agencies that opt into NIMAC.
For questions about provisions of the law and regulations concerning NIMAS and NIMAC, contact
Dennis Kelleher, at 916-327-0842 or email@example.com Updated 31-Oct-2007 Linda Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-322-3254. For questions regarding conversion of NIMAS files, file downloads, and accessible media producers, contact Rod Brawley, at 916-323-2202 or email@example.com Updated 31-Oct-2007 Jonn Paris-Salb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-323-2202 .
Original signed by Mary Hudler and Thomas Adams. Hard copy of the signed document is available by contacting the Special Education Division's Director's Office at 916-445-4602.
Mary Hudler, Director
Special Education Division
Thomas Adams, Director
Curriculum Frameworks and
Instructional Resources Division