“Families already know that our public colleges and universities are more affordable; now we want to spread the word about the high caliber of our academic programs, the increase in internship and study abroad opportunities, our honors programs and new facilities,” said Commissioner Santiago. “We know that in every community, parents are worrying about college costs but also wanting the very best for their children. Especially for students who see graduate school in their future, we think that making smart decisions about the undergraduate experience is more important than ever. That’s why we’re stepping our efforts to promote the value of public higher education in the Commonwealth.”
NIMAS refers to a technical standard used to produce XML-based source files. From these well-structured source files, accessible, student-ready alternate-format versions of textbooks and core materials (., Braille, e-text, Digital Talking Book, large print, etc.) can subsequently be created and distributed to qualified students with print disabilities. NIMAS files are not student-ready versions. IDEA 2004, . 108-446, establishes the NIMAS as a national standard and requires states and local districts to adopt the NIMAS for providing textbooks and instructional materials to students who are blind or print-disabled.