[Nfbc-info] Aiming high in California

Lisa Irving peacefulwoman89 at cox.net
Tue Nov 3 18:32:13 UTC 2015

Hi Angela,

I'd like to talk to you about a couple things first, I sent a message to the student list serve. I asked about an E college platform and it's excess ability or nine excess ability. Would you or somebody please respond to that email?

Second, please let me know if I can be of any assistance on college campuses I am to bus rides away from San Diego State University and I'm happy to help.


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> On Nov 3, 2015, at 10:24 AM, Angela Fowler via Nfbc-info <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello fellow Californians,
>                At our recent NFBC state convention, we heard Pam Alan and
> Garret Mooney talk about the bill we are pushing for in congress which will
> establish voluntary guidelines for the accessibility of online instructional
> material. It was first known as the TEACH act, then the SMART act. While it
> is very smart indeed, we aren't calling it that anymore either. It is now
> AIM-HEA, which stands for Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher
> Education Act. If you have ever grappled with inaccessible textbooks, online
> learning platforms or college web sites, I don't need to tell you how
> important this legislation is. To pass this critical legislation, we need
> your help.
>                First, if you are a blind student, have been a blind
> student, or work with blind students, and you have experience with online
> instructional material, we need you to tell us about it. Write up a brief
> letter telling us of your experiences both positive and negative, and send
> them to Gabe Cazares, our brilliant and hard-working government affairs
> specialist, at gcazares at nfb.org
>                Second, we need some folks who are willing to do some
> advocating on our college campuses. We need as many colleges as possible to
> sign off on letters explaining why guidelines for accessibility of online
> education is so important. The more colleges we can get on board, the better
> chance this legislation has of passing. If you are a student and you want to
> take this on, email me at fowlers at syix.com
>                With 53 representatives in the house, California has a lot
> of power in congress. That means we all are in a unique place to push for
> positive change. I urge all of you to get involved in this effort which will
> forever change the lives of blind students for the better!
> Sincerely,
> Angela Fowler
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