3301-51-21 Rule for providing braille translation computer media for schoolbooks that are listed for sale by publishers with the superintendent of public instruction.

(A) Definitions

Except as otherwise specified, the following definitions are used in this rule.

(1) "Newly adopted schoolbook" shall mean schoolbooks available for purchase by a school board that are new editions to a series or volume of that schoolbook.

(2) "Current technology" shall mean the scientific method or process currently existing for translating schoolbooks to the American standard code for information interchange, or another approved computer language, so that the text of the schoolbook may be translated into braille.

(C) Publishers who list schoolbooks with the superintendent of public instruction shall be responsible for providing the wholesale price of computer media for translating the text of schoolbooks into braille, for only those schoolbooks that will be newly adopted by a school board. Publishers shall not be responsible for providing the wholesale price of computer media for schoolbooks that have been previously adopted, and reordered by a school board.

(D) Nothing in this rule shall be deemed to obligate publishers to provide to the superintendent of public instruction the wholesale price of computer media for schoolbooks published before the effective date of section 3329.01 of the Revised Code.

(E) Publishers shall provide computer media for translating the text of schoolbooks into braille to school districts within sixty days of receiving written notice that computer media are needed.

(F) Publishers shall provide computer media for translating the text of schoolbooks into braille, for all newly adopted schoolbooks listed with the superintendent of public instruction for which current technology exists for translating that schoolbook into braille. Publishers shall not be responsible for providing computer media for schoolbooks for which no technology exists for translation into braille.

(G) Publishers shall endeavor to stay abreast of new developments in braille translation technology.

(H) As new technology becomes available, publishers shall be responsible for providing computer media for those schoolbooks for which no translation technology existed previously.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/18/2008 and 06/18/2013

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3323.02

Rule Amplifies: 3323.02 , 3329.01

Prior Effective Dates: 01/16/2004 and 01/16/2009