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Happy White Cane Safety Day!

In honor of White Cane Safety Day, a selection of sites and videos for your enjoyment: First: Kansas White Cane Law http://kansasstatutes.lesterama.org/Chapter_39/Article_11/ Next, an amusing video from the NFB: Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic, explains cane use to a … Continue reading

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There’s an App for That: Guide Dog Users Regulations at Your Fingertips

From the mailbox: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guide Dog Users Group launches Innovative Mobile App Tampa, Florida (September 17, 2014): The National Association of Guide dog Users Inc., a division of the National Federation of the Blind and the nation’s leading … Continue reading

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Results-Driven Accountability

This is from my mailbag, but it’s something I’m excited about:  many of us have been frustrated by the way IDEA plays out in our childrens’ IEPs.  The differences between the spirit of the law and how its experienced by … Continue reading

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TEACH Act Petition on Change.org

From a NFB Listserv: Less than a week after a fun and successful Washington Seminar, I already have good news to report.  The National Association of Blind Students has initiated a petition on Change.org in support of the TEACH Act, … Continue reading

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CCSS-Aligned Field Tests Start Soon

From January 2014, Issue 60 of “Imagineering Our Future:” CCSS-Aligned Field Tests Begin in Spring 2014:  Will Your Child Have Access to Accommodations? Beginning in March 2014, over one million students nationwide will participate in field tests aligned to the … Continue reading

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Share Your Story, Impact the Law

From January 2014, Issue 60 of “Imagineering Our Future:” TEACH Act Collaboration The National Association of Blind Students (NABS) is collaborating with the NFB advocacy and policy department in their efforts to advocate for the Technology, Education, and Accessibility in … Continue reading

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Special Education Law Symposium – Bethlehem, PA

From a mailing list I’m on: Greetings, We are excited to announce our 2014 Special Education Law Symposium.   Please see the attached document for more information or visit coe.lehigh.edu/law for details and registration.  Feel free to share this [information] with … Continue reading

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Happy White Cane Safety Day!

I am delighted to say that both Kansas and Missouri have White Cane Laws.  What a White Cane Law does is reiterate the state’s commitment to people with disabilities, particularly those with vision disabilities, to live full, equal lives within … Continue reading

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USDE Publishes “Dear Colleague” Letter re: Braille Instruction

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, or listened to me rant in real life, you know these things: My son will be illiterate over my dead body. Braille is essential for him to be literate. People who think … Continue reading

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Macy Act Call-In Day this THURSDAY, June 27th!

Who:  Johanna “Anne” Mansfield Sullivan Macy is the woman most of us know as the “Miracle Worker:” she was Helen Keller’s first teacher and lifelong companion. What: The Anne Sullivan Macy Act is designed to enhance the protections of IDEA for … Continue reading

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