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Agency:    Department of Education
Bureau:    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Account:    Special education (91-0300)
Certifying Official:    Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
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American Printing House for the Blind National Instructional Materials Access Center

1 recipient will receive $50,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: H327E050001
Description: The National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) must (a) receive and maintain a catalog of print instructional materials prepared in the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), as made available to the Center by the textbook publishing industry, state educational agencies, and local educational agencies; (b) provide access, free of charge, to print instructional materials, including textbooks in accessible format, to blind and other persons with print disabilities in elementary schools and secondary schools; and (c) develop, adopt, and publish procedures to protect against copyright infringement, with respect to print instructional materials provided.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
American Printing House for the Blind (006374532) $50 Technology and media services Non-Profit
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: H. Rept. 108-792 & P.L. 108-446
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by P.L. 108-446, Part D, Subpart 3, Sec. 674 (e) NATIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ACCESS CENTER.?(1) IN GENERAL.?The Secretary shall establish and support, through the American Printing House for the Blind, a center to be known as the 'National Instructional Materials Access Center' not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. H. Rept. 108-792: "The agreement also includes $39,129,000 for technology and media services..."

Citation Comment: The entity is identified in the authorizing statute and funded through annual appropriations.

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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