[Nfbnet-members-list] Equal Access to Education Petition

Mary Fernandez trillian551 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 13:53:36 UTC 2014

If you would be so kind to post this message on the lists I'd greatly
appreciate it!

It is an unfortunate, and all too common occurrence, that blind
students pursuing a college degree, are faced by countless
accessibility barriers. It is time to change that.
About a month ago I thought that one of the ways that we could educate
the general public, the academic world, students and parents, was to
use a petition which would outline the issue, and offer a solution.
That petition is here today. Jamie Pricipado, a student who
experienced the effects that inaccessible software has on a student’s
education, and who, as a result, is an extremely passionate advocate
for the issue, agreed to be our starter petitioner. Below you will
find the link to the petition we drafted, along with the help of the
amazing Lauren McClarney at the government affairs department at NFB.
I ask you not to simply sign it, but to send it to every contact in
your address book, post it on Facebook Twitter, Stumble On, and all
the zillions of social media outlets out there. In a mere six hours we
are only 200 signatures away from reaching the first 1000 signatures.
If this is an important issue to you, and if you believe in the right
of equal access to education, do your part, and let’s get this done.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Mary Fernandez
Mary Fernandez <trillian551 at gmail.com>

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will
forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them
Maya Angelou

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