Oklahoma Verification of Elilgibility to Use NIMAS Materials
To request NIMAS file textbooks from the NIMAC, you must first complete the elgibility form and send to an Oklahoma authorized user, in this case it is Oklahoma ABLE Tech. Please call us if you have any questions. 1.800.257.1705
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From Federal Register 34 CFR Parts §300 and 301, p. 46621, published August 14, 2006: The Library of Congress regulations (36 CFR §701.6 (b)(1)) related to the Act to Provide Books for the Adult Blind (approved March 3, 1931, 2 U.S.C. 135a) provide that blind persons or other persons with print disabilities include:
(i) Blind persons whose visual acuity, as determined by competent authority, is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses, or whose widest diameter if visual field subtends an angular
distance no greater than 20 degrees.
(ii) Persons whose visual disability, with correction and regardless of optical measurement, is certified by competent authority as preventing the reading of standard printed material.
(iii) Persons certified by competent authority as unable to read or unable to use standard printed material as a result of physical limitations.
(iv) Persons certified by competent authority as having a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction and of sufficient severity to prevent their reading printed material in a normal manner.
Competent authority is defined in 36 CFR §701.6 (b)(2) as follows:
(i) In cases of blindness, visual disability, or physical limitations, “competent authority” is defined to include doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy, ophthalmologists, optometrists, registered nurses, therapists, and professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or welfare agencies (e.g., social workers, case workers, counselors, rehabilitation teachers, and superintendents).
(ii) In the case of a reading disability from organic dysfunction, competent authority is defined to include doctors of medicine who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines.
To Be Completed by Competent Authority (as defined above)
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