On December 14, the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials (AT&AEM) Center at OCALI, on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education, will email the annual Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students to all Ohio districts and community schools. This email requested that all Ohio districts and community schools electronically register every legally blind student attending their district/school, including all eligible preschool, homebound, home schooled or adult students.
As a district or community school that serves students with visual impairments, providing students with accessible educational materials (audio, braille, digital, and large print textbooks, and educational aids) is important. The Federal Quota registration generates supplemental funds for registered students that the AT&AEM Center uses to purchase accessible educational materials at the district’s request from the American Printing House for the Blind.
Each registered student must meet eligibility guidelines. A signed parent permission form must be kept on file at the student’s district/community school of attendance. Visit the AT&AEM Center’s website to learn more about the Federal Quota eligibility requirements.
The 2023 Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students must be completed online through the AT&AEM Center’s web portal and electronically signed by the district or community school superintendent by Feb. 17. Students will not be registered if the district or community school superintendent does not log onto the web portal to submit his or her electronic signature.
If you have questions regarding the registration eligibility or process, please contact the Federal Quota support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.