Textbooks on Time

A blind boy reads the titles of Braille books.The most recent amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) include provisions intended to assure that blind and other print disabled elementary and high school students receive their textbooks at the same time as other students. These provisions are now fully in place, but there are indications that a complexity of problems exist in putting instructional materials into the hands of children on time. The National Federation of the Blind has a long-term commitment to move the educational system toward equal access to instructional materials for blind children.  Therefore, we have established these resource pages to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the new law and to provide parents, educators, and children with information about how the law is intended to work to ensure access to instructional materials at the time they are needed.

Do you have questions about the law and its implementation?  Be sure to read our "Textbooks on Time Fact Sheet!" 

Share your experience with us!  We'd like to know if you have had a good, bad, or neutral experience in getting your child's textbooks on time.  Please take the time to fill out our information form.

If you have any questions, suggestions for additional resources, or problems, contact us at booksontime@nfb.org.