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Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Mon Mar 14 16:50:06 UTC 2016

If it is a reasonable accommodation because of a disability that is very
different from providing a driver because someone has too many
speeding tickets or has lost or failed to obtain a license.  Now, the
school district or state of Maryland is going to make a completely
different argument.  I hope someone will go to court over this.

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 8:52 AM, Sandy Bishop via PIBE-Division <
pibe-division at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Marianne,
> I whole-heartedly agree that a blind TVI is an excellent option. While
> homeschooling, I hired a deaf-blind TVI to tutor my daughter. She likes
> having a teacher who is also a blind mentor. In a previous school year, the
> county schools did contract with this same deaf-blind TVI for my daughter
> to finish the last few weeks of school and ESY. The issue of transportation
> came up and I too felt that the school district could/should provide
> something as an accommodation. The local school Special Ed director agreed,
> but the word came down that transportation is not provided for school
> staff. How do you argue that it is a reasonable accommodation without
> getting shot down with the "if we do it for one, than we'd have to do it
> for others" reasoning. "Others" implying staff who can't drive for other,
> possibly less permanent reasons.
> Sandy
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053

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