3301-51-21 Providing instructional material to children with visual impairments and others with print disabilities that are listed for sale by publishers with the superintendent of public instruction.

(A) Definitions

Except as otherwise specified, the following defintions are used in this rule:

(1) "Textbook" shall mean textbooks, including related core instrucational material, available for purchase by a school board, including new editions to a series or volume of that textbook.

(2) "National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), including Math Markup Language 3 (Math ML3)" shall mean the technical standard used by publishers to produce source files for use in creating multiple specialized formats, including braille, large print, digital text and audio. (The standard is available through aim.cast.org.)

(3) "Math Markup Language 3 (Math ML3)" shall mean the technical standard for the creation of valid XML source files containing mathematical and scientific content. (The standard is available through w3.org/TR/MathML3/.)

(4) "National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)" shall mean the national repository established at the American printing house for the blind, inc. (APH) that contains NIMAS file sets.

(B) For a textbook to be listed on the approved textbook publishers list, publishers shall deposit a NIMAS file set including images of the textbook, into the national instructional materials access center (NIMAC) for producing accessible formats prior to submission to the approved textbook publishers list.

(C) Publishers who list textbooks with the superintendent of public instruction shall be responsible for providing the wholesale price of the textbook and related print core instructional materials. Publishers shall be responsible for providing the wholesale price of any textbook and related print core instructional materials, or textbooks that have been previously adopted, and reordered by a school board.

(D) If an electronic textbook (e-book) is not fully accessible on current computer platforms, or is not available as a print instructional material, then the publisher must provide NIMAS file sets to the NIMAC.

Replaces: 3301-51-21

Effective: 07/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3323.02
Rule Amplifies: 3323.02 , 3329.01
Prior Effective Dates: 7/16/95