DC B22-0781 | 2017-2018 | 22nd Council


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Introduced on April 10 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-10-10 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced, this bill requires that Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for visually impaired or blind children must include instructions in Braille unless it is determined to be inappropriate by the IEP team. It establishes standards for Braille proficiency and instruction. It establishes certification standards for teachers and requires instruction to be available in a computer accessible format.

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Blind Students Literacy And Education Rights Act Of 2018



2018-10-10CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2018-09-14CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2018-08-24CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2018-04-20CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B22-0781 Published in the DC Register
2018-04-10CouncilReferred to Committee on Education
2018-04-10CouncilIntroduced in Legislative Meeting

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