2017 ORS 337.511¹
Definitions for ORS 337.511 to 337.524

As used in ORS 337.511 (Definitions for ORS 337.511 to 337.524) to 337.524 (Exceptions to requirement to provide electronic format):

(1) “Alternative format” means any medium or format for the presentation of instructional materials other than standard print that is needed by a post-secondary student with a print disability for a reading accommodation, including but not limited to Braille, large print texts, audio recordings, digital texts and digital talking books.

(2) “Electronic format” means a medium or format containing digital text.

(3) “Instructional material” means a textbook or other material if:

(a) The textbook or other material, including additional prints or new editions of previously published instructional material, is published on or after January 1, 2004, and is published primarily for use by students in a course of study in which a post-secondary student with a print disability is enrolled;

(b) The textbook or other material is required for a student’s success in the course, as determined by the course instructor in consultation with the representative making the request for an electronic format under ORS 337.517 (Instructional material in electronic format) (2);

(c) The textbook or other material is required for the course as stated in the course syllabus or other curriculum documents, or the use of the materials by the student is necessary for the completion of course assignments that are used to evaluate the student, such as to determine the student’s proficiency level or assign a grade; and

(d) Software is commercially available to permit the conversion of an electronic file of the textbook or other material into a format that is compatible with assistive technologies such as speech synthesis software or Braille translation software.

(4) “Post-secondary education institution” means:

(a) A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities);

(b) A community college operated under ORS chapter 341;

(c) The Oregon Health and Science University; or

(d) An Oregon-based, generally accredited institution of higher education.

(5) “Print disability” means a disability that prevents a student from effectively utilizing print material and may include blindness, other serious visual impairments, specific learning disabilities or the inability to hold a book.

(6) “Printed instructional material” means instructional material in book or other printed form.

(7) “Publisher” means any person that publishes or manufactures instructional material used by students attending a post-secondary education institution.

(8) “Structural integrity” means the inclusion of all of the information provided in printed instructional material, including but not limited to the text of the material sidebars, the tables of contents, the chapter headings and subheadings, the footnotes, the page numbers, the indexes and the glossaries.

(9) “Working day” means a day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. [2007 c.466 §1; 2011 c.637 §116]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 337—Books and Instructional Materials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors337.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.