[Nfbc-info] FYI FW: Department of Education releases Dear Colleagueletter on the need for Braille
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Wed Jun 19 23:24:11 UTC 2013
IT'S ABOUT TIME.!!!!
From: Michael Hingson
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:48 PM
To: 'NFB of California List'
Subject: [Nfbc-info] FYI FW: Department of Education releases Dear
Colleagueletter on the need for Braille
This is tremendous! Congratulations to all of us.
From: Hartle, Jesse [mailto:JHartle at nfb.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:50 AM
Subject: Department of Education releases Dear Colleague letter on the need
Good Afternoon All,
As many of you will remember, last year we worked to build cosigner
support on a Dear Colleague letter circulated in the United States Senate by
Senator Murray of Washington, related to the need for blind students to
learn braille in America's schools. I am pleased to let you know that the
Department of Education has now circulated a Dear Colleague to school
systems across the country emphasizing the need to uphold the language set
forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, to ensure
that blind students are receiving a free and appropriate public education.
The Department of Education letter is attached to this message. This letter
will be a valuable tool to have, when we represent blind students across the
country, who are being denied braille instruction. Thank you all for your
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