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Blind parent wins battle for access to online Seattle school resources

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From: John E Brandt
Date: Sep 28, 2015 10:30AM


I am not sure how I missed this story last week.



Seattle Public Schools will make its website and other online resources more
accessible to blind students, faculty members and parents as part of an
agreement tied to a lawsuit filed by a blind parent last year.



The Seattle School Board voted Wednesday to enter into a consent decree to
settle the lawsuit, which alleges the district's websites and an online math
program weren't accessible to those who are blind. The lawsuit was filed by
Noel Nightingale, a blind parent of a Seattle student, and the National
Federation of the Blind.



Under the agreement, the district will make its current websites accessible,
hire an accessibility coordinator and create a website portal to help
faculty and staff communicate effectively with people with disabilities.



Full story on Seattle Times.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/blind-parent-wins-battle-
to-get-access-to-online-school-resources/



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