National Association of State Textbook Administrators
What are electronic instructional
Integrated Learning Systems
Skill building programs
Other handheld devices
Updates & Substitutions
Contracts and Pricing
Quality & Instructional
rata refund of subscription fees for failure to perform
CDs and DVDs etc.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Instructional Materials Accessibility Act
ADA and IDEA establish the principal that people with
disabilities have the right to the same public
accommodations granted to those without disabilities.
These laws clearly call for students with disabilities to have
timely access to the same instructional materials that
students without disabilities have. IMAA will specify exactly
how we achieve equality in these accommodations.
Accessibilities Standards Organizations
World Wide Web Consortium
Develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software,
and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential
Web Accessibilities Initiative
In coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility
of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines,
tools, education and outreach, and research and development
Digital Accessible Information System for Talking Books
An international trade and standards organization. Hardware and software
companies, publishers, authors, users of electronic books, and related
organizations whose common goals are to establish specifications and
standards for electronic publishing
profit organization that uses technology to expand
for all people, especially those with disabilities (NIMAS)
Compatibility with assistive technologies
Braille reading technologies
Two or more systems can exchange information directly
in a way that is satisfactory to the users
Updates and Substitutions
Updates and revisions
Assurance students will not access inappropriate
Right to terminate contract/services if updated
material is inappropriate
State substitution policies
State laws requiring depository delivery
Role of depository?
Application Service Providers?
(Children's Online Privacy Protection Act )
(Families Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974)
What information is being collected about students?
How it is used?
Who has access to it?
Is the information being transferred to third parties?
Contracts and Pricing
Existing models are for traditional printed materials and are generally
thought of as a one time expenditure every six years
Time factor, per student per year
Most favored nations
Protection from losing pre
paid subscription fees if an online publisher
goes out of business
Quality & Instructional Design
Content must be aligned to State standards
Accurate, error free
Does the product help lead students to
interaction, collaboration, inquiry, problem
solving, higher order thinking skills, mastery,
Accessibility for Students with Special Needs
Contracts and Pricing
Security, Reliability, Technical Accessibility and Infrastructure
Dynamic medial updates
NASTA Technical Specs
Charlie Carraway Diane Vaccari
Marcie Coupel, Jackie Bobbett, Brenda Neff
All content adheres to
current W3C guidelines.
Content is IMS Content
Packaging Specification (at
least 1.0) conformant.
All Content Is 508
4. All content follows the current
Web Accessibility Guidelines
(i.e., Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines [WCAG] 1.0).
conform to current
Vector Graphics (SVG) format.
Rich media are provided in
the user’s choice of format, or the
source code is provided to enable
the user to convert the media to
the format of choice.
Rich media are available in
low and high bandwidths.
Copyrighted rich media and
images are protected by technology
that prevents them from being
downloaded, saved or copied by
students once they are placed in the
Multiple authentications are not
required for users to access content
through a secured Web site
(Learning Management System,
Content Management System, etc.).
Coding will not disable LMS
features when the content is used.
Content does not contain
code that limits full functionality
in other delivery environments,
such as cell phones and PDAs
Content adopts a file naming
convention that is unique,
descriptive, meaningful and
consistently applied as it relates to
the organization of the content.
Test/question item banks are
organized by the learning outcomes
they are intended to assess.
Content maintains the
privacy of users, security of
information about users and
security of users’ content.
Publisher provides the
ability for the institution to
archive user interactions,
usage logs, record of work
completed and performance.
16. At a minimum, technical
support is provided for system
during standard business
hours for the duration of the