American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
November 8, 2010

OSERS Launches Web Site on Accessible Instructional Materials

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has launched an official Web site for the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities. The site showcases the work of the Commission, the first commission in history charged with examining accessible instructional materials for postsecondary students with disabilities, and provides information on Commission meeting schedules and documents, members, authorizing legislation, resources, and contact information.

The Commission was established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, and has brought together government leaders, representatives from the publishing industry, individuals with print disabilities, representatives from two- and four-year institutions of higher education, and leaders in accessible technology. It will study the current state of accessible materials for students with disabilities in postsecondary education and make recommendations to the U.S. Congress for improving access to and the distribution of instructional materials in accessible formats.

For more information, visit the Web site or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.

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