Special Education Accessibility, Accommodations, and Assessment

Overview

The Utah State Board of Education Special Education Services is required under many federal and state laws to provide support and oversight to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Individual Education Program (IEP) teams to implement appropriate accessibility, accommodations, and participation in grade-level instruction and statewide assessments for all students across Utah. This webpage provides policies, guidance documents, and other resources to assist IEP, 504, and English Learner teams with selecting, administering, and evaluating accessibility and assistive technology needs, accommodations, and assessment participation.

Accessibility

Laws

Federal

34 CFR § 300.172: Access to Instructional Materials
United States Government Publishing Office (GPO)

National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)
National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)
Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC)

NIMAS and Accessible Instruction Material (AIM) in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC)

State

R277-800: Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind (USDB)
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC)

Special Education Rules

Page 181: National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)
Page 196: National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)

National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC)

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC)

Resources

Accessible Materials and Assistive Technology Resources

Explanation of State and Local Education Agency Participation in NIMAS

Contact

Tracy Gooley
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7887 | E-mail