The Department has published and is seeking your feedback on proposed Rules and Regulations for The Rhonda Weiss National Technical Assistance Center To Improve State Capacity To Collect, Report, Analyze, and Use Accurate IDEA Data in Accessible Formatshttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/03/17/2022-05716/proposed-priority-and-requirements-technical-assistance-on-state-data-collection-the-rhonda-weiss (Accessible Data Center). Comments must be received by May 31, 2022.
What is it?
The purpose of the Accessible Data Center is to improve State capacity to accurately collect, report, analyze, and use the IDEA Part B and Part C data reported under IDEA sections 616 and 618 in accessible formats for persons with disabilities, particularly those with blindness, visual impairments, motor impairments, and intellectual disabilities.
The Accessible Data Center would increase the capacity of States to collect, report, analyze, and use the IDEA Part B and Part C data reported under IDEA sections 616 and 618 in accessible formats in two ways: (1) By developing an openly licensed software program that allows States to report and publish data products that are accessible, usable, and manipulatable by persons with disabilities, particularly those with blindness, visual impairments, motor impairments, and intellectual disabilities, as well as by those persons without disabilities, and (2) by providing TA on accessible data reporting and publication.
How do I submit feedback?
Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal (https://www.regulations.gov/document/ED-2022-OSERS-0038-0001) or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. See complete information in the link to the Federal Register provided above. The Department must receive your comments on or before May 31, 2022.