[Athen] FW: Ensuring college students with disabilities have seamless access to textbooks

Ron Stewart ron at ahead.org
Mon Nov 19 07:50:37 PST 2007

Good morning!

Language that several have been working on has been introduced into the
house for a vote. If you support this language a letter, call or email to
your respresentatives would be very beneficial.

Ron Stewart

Section 766 of HR-4137.

The College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 was introduced in the
House last week. It includes includs the creation of a Commission on
Materials Accessibility and opportunities for model demonstration projects
in Section 766. This is a tremendous first step in ensuring that college
and university students with print disabilities have seamless access to
textbooks and instructional materials in the format of their choosing at the
same time time they are available to their peers without disabilities.

The bill was considered by the House Education and Labor Committee which has
recommended it be considered by the House as a whole. It has been placed on
a calendar of business, the order in which bills are considered and voted on
is determined by the majority party leadership.

Use this link to view HR4137
<http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-4137> Click on full
text and scroll down our search for Section 766 "Subpart 2--National
Technical Assistance Center; Commission on Accessible Materials; Programs to
Support Improved Access to Materials. Section 766"

If you agree that this legislation is important - contact your
representatives and tell them why this is important to you, to students with
visual impairments, dyslexia, and other disabilities that impact the use of
print materials who are attending schools in their district, to the parents
of those students and to the local colleges (public and private) providing
services in their district.

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