Last October (2018) the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) conducted a survey to gather information about how the transition to the use of digital materials is affecting students who read braille. 434 people responded to the survey. The survey covers a range of topics from the types of digital content being used in the classroom, devices used by braille students to access the content, the accessibility of various types of digital content, and more.
Terms Used in the Survey
- Born Digital: Texts or resources that are produced in a digital form, rather than having been converted from print or analog equivalents.
- OERs (Open Educational Resources) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OERs are often specifically designed by the author to be made openly available; these materials often have a Creative Commons or GNU license.
- "#GoOpen" District or State: School districts or states that are committing to transition to using high-quality, openly licensed educational resources in their schools.