School districts have just a few more days –until Jan. 30 –to complete the survey from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) on accessible educational materials and Learning Ally services. The survey should be completed by the district director of special services or other persons responsible for providing services to students with disabilities in the district.
Learning Ally, a Princeton-based provider of audio books for students with disabilities, also provides training and technical assistance to educators.
The current state budget has allocated funds to help provide services for students with specific learning and visual disabilities. Assemblyman John Diegnan, chairman of the Assembly Education Committee is encouraging districts to respond to the survey to inform NJDOE about the value of, and need for, accessible educational materials and services.
More information is available in a broadcast memo NJDOE sent to districts.