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Re: Teach Act?

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From: Jim Allan
Date: Nov 19, 2013 10:40AM


Speaking as a K-12 person, would like to see this applied to our
materials as well.

jim

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 10:09 AM, John E Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> It might be worth reading some other sources - besides the Chronicle - as
> the information there is pretty minimal. I suggest taking a look at Rep.
> Petri's news release (he is the person sponsoring the bill).
>
> http://petri.house.gov/press-release/petri-introduces-teach-act-ensure-equal
> -access-educational-materials-students
>
> Among the things understated in the Chronicle piece is the fact that this
> bill does not create anything new but simply follows up on recommendations
> from the study committee for Higher Education Act, empowering the Access
> Board to create specific rules regarding accessible instructional materials
> (AIM) and adds clarifications to IDEA (04) regarding AIM.
>
> As others have noted, this is just the first step and the bill will not be
> going anywhere, anytime soon. Likely it will get folded into some other
> legislation some day when we have a Congress that is interested in getting
> some work done [sorry for the "political" tone in that last statement].
>
> ~j
>
> John E. Brandt
> jebswebs: accessible and universal web design,
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> Augusta, Maine, USA
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of John E Brandt
> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 1:38 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Teach Act?
>
> That article seems to have generated some "interesting" comments...
>
> John E. Brandt
> jebswebs: accessible and universal web design, development and consultation
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
>
> @jebswebs
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Shuttlesworth,
> Rachel
> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 9:32 AM
> To: WebAIM List
> Subject: [WebAIM] Teach Act?
>
> Hello, esteemed list.
>
> I am getting questions from my campus regarding the Teach Act (not the TEACH
> Act) discussed here:
> http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/bill-would-require-instructional-tech
> nology-to-be-accessible-to-all/48383?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en.
> Would it require something different that what universities are already
> expected to do as clarified by the Dear Colleague Letter from the DOE and
> DOJ in 2010?
>
> Any guidance is welcome.
>
> Rachel
>
> Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
> Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility Center for Instructional
> Technology University of Alabama
>
>
>
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> > > messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
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> > > --
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