National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Agreement with Seattle Public Schools

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Agreement with Seattle Public Schools Press ReleaseComprehensive consent decree will ensure accessibility of school programs and services

Noel Nightingale, the blind mother of a Seattle Public Schools (SPS) student, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access and equal education for the blind, applauded a vote by the Board of Directors of SPS to execute a landmark agreement that will ensure the accessibility of all of SPS’s programs, services, and activities to blind students, faculty, and parents. The agreement, in the form of a consent decree resolving litigation, will see the school system take a series of historic steps to ensure, in particular, that all of its electronic and information technology will be fully and equally accessible to students, faculty, and parents who are blind.

Dan Goldstein and Emily Levenson represented the blind mother and the NFB.

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