(1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology;
(2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities;
(3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and
(4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.
The purpose of this priority is to fund a cooperative agreement to support the establishment and operation of an Accessible Learning Center (Center) that will oversee the selection, acquisition, captioning, video description, and distribution of educational media through a free loan service for eligible users.
The Center will develop procedures to identify educational media that meet the educational needs of eligible users, including English learners, in early learning and K-12 classroom settings; make arrangements for the media to be captioned and described; and establish strategies for the free distribution to eligible users. Some of the activities and procedures must focus on selecting titles geared toward improving early learning outcomes for preschool users and using technologies, such as video streaming and other forms of multimedia, to reach eligible users in rural and high-need schools.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 22, 2016.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 22, 2016.
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