[nfbwatlk] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] Video on ACCC Protest

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Wed Apr 23 21:43:58 UTC 2014

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Behalf Of Freeh, Jessica (by way of David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>)
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:17 PM
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Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Video on ACCC Protest


Dear Fellow Federationists:

Please take a moment to view and share this video about our recent protest
at Atlantic Cape Community College. Members of the National Federation of
the Blind and its New Jersey affiliate held a protest at the Mays Landing
campus of Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) on Thursday, April 17,
2014. The protest was held to combat discrimination by ACCC against Anthony
Lanzilotti, a blind student studying criminal justice and cyber-security
there. Mr. Lanzilotti has been denied even the most basic accommodations and
at times has not been allowed on campus or to use campus facilities unless
he is accompanied by a sighted person. He has also been prohibited from
using campus laboratories because ACCC claims that this violates the fire
code. ACCC has also refused to procure or create accessible copies of Mr.
Lanzilotti's textbooks and course materials, a service routinely provided to
blind students by other colleges and universities. If he wants his print
textbooks to be scanned and converted to electronic files that can be read
aloud by text-to-speech software or on a Braille display, he must do the
scanning himself, and he cannot use campus facilities to do so unless he
meets the requirement of having a sighted person with him. See the video by
following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJSZNsM0n9g

Be sure to share this video with your friends, family, and other NFB
supporters via e-mail and your preferred social networking platforms.


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind

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