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HB 1282 - Blind Persons' Braille Literacy Rights and Education Act; enact

Tracking Level: Watch
Sponsor: Carl Gilliard
Last Action: 2/10/2022 - House - House Second Readers
House Committee: Education

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

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SUMMARY:  LC 49 0775

The bill is named the "Blind Persons' Braille Literacy Rights and Education Act."  It would require that the individualized education plan (IEP) for a student who is blind or visually impaired to provide for instruction in Braille and the use of Braille based on the outcome of an evaluation by a teacher certified by the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) as a special education visual impairments program teacher as detailed in the bill. 

All publishers of textbooks and other instructional materials sold to any local board of education shall be required to furnish an electronic version in an accessible format.

July 1, 2022, forward the PSC shall not issue or renew a license to teach academic instruction to blind or visually impaired children unless the educator meets certain requirements.



July 1, 2022 

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