Open Position: PATINS Specialist with a primary focus on Accessible Content Authoring (OEM), Google/Chrome Accessibility & Integration, SLD & Transition - Secondary Age
For more a full list of requirements and salary information and/or to submit an application, visit the Applitrack link. This position is scheduled to begin July 1, 2020, but may start earlier if possible, and may be filled at any time.
ICAM and Learning Ally in Indiana
As of July 1, 2020, Learning Ally will no longer honor the contract with the ICAM (Indiana Center for Accessible Materials). This decision was not made by the ICAM. Learning Ally has decided to change its business model, which does not allow the ICAM to continue to offer this service. You may reference (opens to PDF document) from Dr. Nancy Holsapple, Indiana Director of Special Education, and Daniel McNulty, PATINS Project Director, to further explain this interruption of services. Please if you have any questions or concerns.
Outside Contractors & PATINS Services
It has come to our attention that some Indiana public LEA’s are utilizing outside contractors (both in-state and out-of-state) for the provision of services that can include blind and low vision, speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavior therapy, etc. PATINS values these service providers and the important work they are doing with Indiana students. However, we must require that all requests for PATINS and ICAM direct services, such as borrowing from our Lending Library, requesting a training, or requesting Accessible Educational Materials from the ICAM, come to us directly from an Indiana public LEA employee for Indiana public school students. Please contact PATINS Director, Daniel McNulty with any questions you might have.
IRN Accommodations Statement
In light of concerns expressed by the educational community in Indiana and especially concerns noted on a Learning Connections thread, the Indiana Resource Network (IRN) members want to share the following information regarding accommodations and assessments.
Please read the IRN Accommodations Statement (opens to PDF document) for guidance.