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September 19, 2018

Are Students With 'Reading Barriers' Ready to Start the New School Year?

Benetech, which oversees a federally-funded initiative to provide accessible texts, says teachers are more likely to see their students as prepared if their technology needs are met.

June 29, 2016

Education Department Settles Civil Rights Complaints Over Accessible Websites

Education entities in seven states and one territory were under investigation because of websites deemed inaccessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

October 01, 2015

Seattle Settles Lawsuit Over Ed-Tech Accessibility

The National Federation of the Blind, a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit, says the agreement to make the Seattle district's online materials accessible is a "model for the nation."

August 28, 2015

Accessibility Concerns Delay $30M Amazon E-Book Contract in N.Y.C.

New York City schools postponed action on an Amazon contract for creating an online storefront where educators will buy e-books, after the National Federation of the Blind raised questions about it.

February 25, 2014

National Federation of the Blind Settles Lawsuit Against PARCC

The common-core assessment consortium plans to work closely with the advocacy organization to create accessible field tests for blind students.

January 28, 2014

National Federation of Blind Sues PARCC Over Field Test

Pilot tests being developed by one of two common-core testing consortia will not allow the use of Braille or text-to-speech technology.

October 14, 2013

Teachers of the Blind to Get Common Core Support Through Gates Grant

A $250,000 grant will help the Perkins School for the Blind create resources tied to the math and English/language arts standards adopted in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

July 16, 2013

School for Blind Expands Online Resources for Educators

The Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., is positioning itself as a resource for regular classroom teachers as well as educators specifically trained in teaching blind students.

June 19, 2013

Braille Instruction Receives Boost From Education Department

In a letter to schools, districts and states, the Education Department notes that special education law requires that blind and visually impaired students should be taught Braille unless an IEP team deems such instruction inappropriate.

December 07, 2012

Advocates for the Blind Plan Protest of Amazon's Kindle

The National Federation of the Blind protests Amazon's "massive effort" to sell Kindle e-readers and books in schools because of inaccessibility for the visually impaired.

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