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Instructional materials clearinghouse for visually impaired   

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(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall maintain a central clearinghouse-depository and duplication center for the design, production, modification, and distribution of Braille, large print, special recordings, and other accessible versions of instructional materials for use by pupils with visual impairments or other disabilities who are enrolled in the public schools of California.

(b) Assistive devices placed in the depository shall consist of items designed for use by pupils with visual impairments.

(c) The instructional materials in specialized media shall be available, in a manner determined by the State Board of Education, to other pupils with disabilities enrolled in the public schools of California who are unable to progress in the general curriculum using conventional print copies of textbooks and other study materials.

(d) The specialized textbooks, reference books, recordings, study materials, tangible apparatus, equipment, and other similar items shall be available for use by students with visual impairments enrolled in the public community colleges, the California State University, and the University of California.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 734, Sec. 61.)