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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

May 14, 2020

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Kaleigh Brendle joins Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities Studio to talk about the decisions College Board has made in regards to accommodations not being provided even though the accommodations had been in place. Kaleigh has stepped up and is making her voice heard so that the voices of so many Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing students will also be heard.

Kaleigh is a high school student taking advance classes and plans on taking the Advance Placement Exams provided and conducted by College Board. When Kaleigh found out that her accommodations were not going to be in place and that the rules have changed not just for her but for all students who utilize  visual or hearing  accommodations for exams.

Kaleigh filed two action cases and the National Federation of the Blind has joined her along with other students impacted by the actions of College Board.

Join Kaleigh in this interview to find out more and what you can do to help students stay informed.

Kaleigh released a video that has gone viral and can be found on her Twitter page.

You can find Kaleigh on the podcast episode where Kaleigh and 4 other high school students  talk about distance learning and how they are handling the challenges of schooling from home.   Here is the link,

Locked Down and Distance Learning: Transition Students Describe the Impact of Schools Closing and How They are Meeting the Virtual Challenges and the New Realities of 2020.

Contact Your State Services

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