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Frequently Asked Questions

American Printing House for the Blind FAQs Posted: 3-Jul-2012 
What is the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and how does it help students who are blind? The APH was established in 1858 as a service to support blind and visually impaired students across the United States. ...

CSMT Basics Posted: 3-Jul-2012 
Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations FAQs Why is there a Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations? The Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations (CSMT) has a clearinghouse depository as required by: California Education Code (EC) Section 60313(a)(b)(c)(d) The Superintendent of Public Instruction is required to maintain a central clearinghouse depository and duplication center for the design, production, modification, and distribution of braille, large print, special recordings, and other accessible versions of instructional materials for use by pupils with visual impairments or other disabilities who are enrolled in the public schools of California. ...

Information on Types of Files Posted: 3-Jul-2012 
On the CSMT Web site; teachers can download following five different types of files: Braille PDF Audio RTF DAISY Braille: The first type of electronic files is braille files of state adopted textbooks that are produced by transcribers. ...

List Services Questions and Answers Posted: 3-Jul-2012 
Braille-N-Teach What is the Braille and Teach List Serve? Braille-N-Teach (BNT) is an e-mail service, hosted by the Clearinghouse for Specialized Materials and Translations (CSMT), for educators working with students who have low vision or who are blind. ...

How to Download and Play Electronic Files Posted: 22-Jan-2014 
Once you have logged on to the CSMT Web site and navigated to the textbook you wish to copy files for, check to see if it is available as a download file. ...

How to Order Materials Posted: 24-Jan-2014 
IMODS: Instructional Materials Ordering and Distribution System Instructional materials in accessible formats are available on the Instructional Materials ordering and Distribution System (IMODS) on the California Department of Education (CDE), Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations Web Site. ...
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