Accessible Math Coming to a School near You!
Following the Department of Education's guidance for NIMAS publisher, the NIMAS Center at CAST has recently issued recommended language to be used by states and local districts in state contracts or purchase orders for math and science textbooks. Wisconsin and Rhode Island have already moved to adopt this new language, and more states are on the way. These proactive states are wasting no time to ensure that mathematical and scientific instructional content will be fully accessible to their students with disabilities.
If you live in these states that means much better math accessibility is coming your way. If you live in another state, contact your NIMAS Primary Contact person and ask what you can do to persuade your state to also adopt this language. By taking the time to point out the benefits of using this new language as Wisconsin and Rhode Island have done, you can help ensure that you, your children, your students, or your friends will have greatly improved access to math and science materials.
For further suggestions of how to advocate for accessible math, see What can you do to help promote math accessibility?