Oregon Textbook & Media Center (OTMC)OTMC is a state and federally funded center serving all Regional Programs, the Oregon School for the Deaf, and the Oregon Commission for the Blind. Students served must be eligible as a student with a vision impairment as identified in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 581-015-2180). OTMC provides textbooks and supplementary materials in accessible formats for state adopted curriculum, (braille, large print or audio formats). Supplementary materials may include, Braillers, recorders, paper, rulers, abacus, and computer software. For younger students, equipment include toys and manipulatives to support concept development and pre-reading skills.
Books and Materials
Books and materials available from OTMC are obtained one of three ways:
- Federal Quota Funds—Books and materials may be purchased by OTMC through the American Printing house of the Blind.
- OTMC will contact and search other agencies that may have the books already produced. When identified, OTMC will purchase the books available in the format requested.
- If the material/book is unavailable already transcribed, OTMC will transcribe the book into Braille or reproduce into large print.
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