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New Publication: ­The ABCs of UEB ­Available on BANA Website

From the mailbag: Press Release June 2014 For Immediate Release CONTACT: Frances Mary D’Andrea, Chair Braille Authority of North America Phone: 412-521-5797 Email: literacy2@mindspring.com New Publication­The ABCs of UEB­Available on BANA Website The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is pleased … Continue reading

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Call for Articles–Future Reflections

This came as a post to a mailing list I’m on: The Spring 2013 issue of Future Reflections will be a special issue around the theme of advocacy.  I would like to include articles by parents about experiences advocating for … Continue reading

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Sorry for the late post this week–Peanut and Sprout have finally succeeded in giving me their cooties, and I’ve been spending a rather large amount of time inspecting the bathroom, so to speak. At any rate, you may have noticed … Continue reading

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Jog the Web with Kathy Alstrin

Peanut’s first TVI was an amazing woman named Kathy Alstrin.  She is an excellent teacher, guide and advocate for children with visual impairments, and she made an enormous difference in our lives. Once upon a time, Kathy gave me a handout … Continue reading

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From CNN.com: First Blind Athlete Inspires Kids

No longer able to play competitive soccer because she wasn’t able to see the ball, Marla Runyan started running. Along the way, she became the first legally blind Olympian. Learn more about Runyan at her Web site, http://www.marlarunyan.com/Marla_Runyan.com/Home.html

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In this post, Kate McGinnis writes about filing complaints with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. It never would have occurred to me that the DOE housed discrimination complaint investigation, but here it is. Definitely a useful resource … Continue reading

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From Smithsonian.com: New Chemical Allows Blind Mice to See

After surviving the night from hell (who knew someone so small could puke so much?  It’s like the newborn diaper phenomena, but with spread.), this article arrived in my inbox to bring hope to my heart and a smile to … Continue reading

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From the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials: The Right of Students with Disabilities Who Need Accessible Instructional Materials to Receive These Materials in a Timely Manner: A Brief for Families and Educators

A friend passed the link for this article on to me; from skimming the contents, it’s a well-written article that may be particularly useful when advocating for our children with print disabilities.  It looks like the legalities of accessible instructional materials … Continue reading

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From Spartan Blog: Tales From the Chicked: Heather Rayburn

I followed a maze of blog links to get to this post, and it was absolutely worth it.  Heather Rayburn writes about completing her first Spartan Race (an obstacle race, complete with walls to climb, fire to jump, and mud … Continue reading

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People First

A wise woman once told me that people aren’t disabled; environments are disabling.  As I sit and think about attitudes towards people who happen to have a few extra challenges in their lives, I’ve come to realize that language is also … Continue reading

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