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IDEA 2004 Part B Final Regulations

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IDEA 2004 Part B Final Regulations

The official version of the regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004 was published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2006. A PDF version is also available. Nearly 73% of the document is devoted to the preamble, which purports to respond to each of the more than 5500 comments received when the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published on June 21, 2005. Part C proposed regulations were published on May 9, 2007.

AFB's preliminary analysis indicates that the regulations do not diminish the significant gains we have made in this reauthorization. While we did not prevail on all of our concerns, especially with respect to needed clarifications of instructional materials accessibility, the regulations are generally encouraging for the education of children with vision loss. If you have concerns or questions about the final regulations, please contact Mark Richert, Director, Public Policy.

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