Braille Textbooks and Texts on Tape

Local Operating Guidelines

Braille Textbooks and Texts on Tape


Braille Textbooks:

The following procedure should be followed when it is decided that "braille textbooks" are needed to address the special educational needs of an individual student with visual impairments.

·         The ARD committee (with input from the Amarillo ISD VI department) decides that the student needs "braille textbooks."

·         The campus administrator or designee (responsible for textbooks) contacts the district textbook coordinator to requisition the needed braille textbooks.  This should happen as soon a possible in the spring so that the textbooks will be available at the beginning of school in the fall.

·         The Amarillo ISD VI department will also provide the district textbook coordinator with a list of all Amarillo ISD students who qualify for braille textbooks.

Texts on Tape:

The following procedure should be followed when it is decided that "texts and/or books on tape" are needed to address the special educational needs of an individual student.

·         The ARD committee decides that the student needs "texts and/or books on tape" (the ARD committee should not stipulate the vendor -- (just the need).

·         The campus administrator or designee (responsible for textbooks) visits with the parent(s) and a decision is made as to which vendor to use

·         Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (which necessitates the following)

o    student must be eligible (Blind or Dyslexic)

o    student must be registered with Library of Congress -- see: Library of Congress—www.loc.gov—(CTVI responsibility)

§  campus administrator (or designee) checks with the appropriate director of special education for funding codes for -- registration fees, annual fees.

o    the campus administrator or designee (responsible for textbooks) contacts the district textbook coordinator to order the needed texts

Additional Resources:   Texas State Library, 1-800-252-9605 or www.tsl.state.tx.us
www.bookshare.org  (free)
  learningally.org (district subscription)

 

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