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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 4RULES APPLYING TO ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN TEXAS
SUBCHAPTER KINSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS AND STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA
RULE §4.203Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Blind or visually impaired student--Includes any student whose visual acuity is impaired to the extent that the student is unable to read the print in the standard instructional material used in a course in which the student is enrolled.

  (2) Coordinating Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (3) Dyslexia--A condition of dyslexia considered to be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq.) or §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. §794).

  (4) Institution of higher education--Has the meaning assigned by §61.003(8) of the Texas Education Code.

  (5) Instructional material--A printed textbook or other printed instructional material or a combination of a printed book and supplementary printed instructional material sold through a Texas bookstore that:

    (A) conveys information to or otherwise contributes to the learning process of a student; and

    (B) was first printed with a new copyright date on or after January 1, 2004.

  (6) Special instructional material--Instructional material in Braille, large print, audio format, digital text, or any other medium or any apparatus that conveys information to or otherwise contributes to the learning process of a blind or visually impaired student or a student with dyslexia.


Source Note: The provisions of this §4.203 adopted to be effective November 29, 2007, 32 TexReg 8488

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