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California Department of Education: Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

California Department of Education: Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations
1430 N Street
Room 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814
csmt@cde.ca.gov

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 60,000
Geographic area served: California.
Publications: CSMT Flier

Staff

Laurie Garcia, Manager, (916) 319-0964, lgarcia@cde.ca.gov

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides information and referrals to sources of assistive technology.
  • Education Services
    • Provides special media to educators in California public schools serving students with disabilities.

      Allocates state funds to districts and county offices of education to help pay for readers who assist certified classroom teachers who are blind.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance to transcribers, teachers, administrators regarding the provision of special media for students with disabilities.
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