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April 26, 2011

The $68,000 School Bus Ride

The Los Angeles Unified School District has a new attitude and a new approach to working with charter schools on accommodating the needs of students with disabilities.

March 02, 2011

Books That (Kind of) Read Themselves

Oh! The places books can take you, no matter how you read them.

February 14, 2011

Special Education Programs, Private Placements, Under Assault

Several states, including New York and Texas, are considering proposals to cut specific special education programs or to trim spending across the board.

December 28, 2010

Governor's Rocky Transition To Private Life Prompts Special Ed. Debate

Is there a conflict between self-sufficiency and learning skills such as Braille?

July 02, 2009

School for Blind Releases Resources for Educators

How do you adapt science lessons for students who are blind or visually impaired? The Perkins School in Massachusetts wants to help.

April 03, 2009

Kindle 2's Voice is Muted; Disability Groups Plan Protest

When Amazon's Kindle 2 was released in February, the e-book reader was thinner and lighter than its predecessor--and also included a text-to-speech feature that could convert e-books into serviceable audiobooks. That functionality attracted the attention of the Authors Guild, which has represented ...

September 09, 2008

Georgia State Supe. Smarter Than a Fifth Grader

And now, the Georgia Academy for the Blind, located in Macon, the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkston, and the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring get to benefit from Kathy Cox's smarts. Cox, who was first elected in 2002, said the toughest question she fielded during her appearanc...

July 17, 2008

Q&A with Caitlin Hernandez, Part Two

This picture shows actor Mark Hamill congratulating Caitlin, the first-prize winner in her grade category at the Braille Challenge, along with second-place winner Michael Chang, a high school senior from California, and third-place winner Albano Berberi of Massachusetts, who will enroll in Wheaton...

July 16, 2008

Q&A with Caitlin Hernandez, Part One

I met a number of wonderful students when I visited Los Angeles for my recent story on Braille literacy, including Caitlin Hernandez, an 18-year-old high school graduate from Danville, Calif. Caitlin is a three-time winner of the Braille Challenge, which tests students' spelling, reading comprehe...

July 01, 2008

Sighted Students Learn Braille

Here's a perfect story for me to come across after spending the weekend in Los Angeles for the Braille Challenge: a teacher in Connecticut who has created a class for sighted students to learn Braille. That's a unique approach to sensitizing sighted students to the needs of blind students, and it's ...

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