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RE: Support for the National Reading Media Assessment

RESOLUTION 2013-01
RE: Support for the National Reading Media Assessment

WHEREAS, being able to read and write efficiently, is essential to effective communication, access to highly skilled and highly paid employment, and success in the community; and

WHEREAS, only 10 percent of today’s blind students under age twenty-two are being taught to read Braille, resulting in a 45 percent high school graduation rate for blind students; and

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RE: Accessible Instructional Materials

RESOLUTION 2012-03
RE: Accessible Instructional Materials

WHEREAS, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act provides that students with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education, where all aids and services are designed to meet individual educational needs of students with disabilities as adequately as the needs of students without disabilities; and

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RE: The Rehabilitation Services Administration Services for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Deaf Blindness Training

RESOLUTION 2012-02
RE: The Rehabilitation Services Administration Services for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Deaf Blindness Training

WHEREAS, Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration is a combined agency serving both blind and general disability population, RSA Administrator, Kathy Levandowsky, and The Department of Economic Security demonstrated their support and belief in specialized service delivery for the blind by

• Elevating the position of Program Manager of services for the blind and visually impaired and deaf, to Deputy Administrator, and

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RE: The Establishment of a Statewide Support Service Provider Program For Deaf-Blind Persons

RESOLUTION 2012-01
RE: The Establishment of a Statewide Support Service Provider Program
For Deaf-Blind Persons

WHEREAS, individuals with deaf-blindness or combined hearing and vision loss often need assistance with such tasks as communicating with hearing-sighted persons in various situations; traveling into the community to conduct personal business and independent living tasks, going to medical appointments, handling print mail, attending group social and recreational activities, etc.; and

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RE: The Common Core State Standards for Blind Students

RESOLUTION 2011-7
RE: The Common Core State Standards for Blind Students

WHEREAS, the Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn so that teachers and parents know what steps must be taken to ensure that students learn effectively; and,

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RE: Braille as the Presumed Reading Medium for Blind Students

RESOLUTION 2011-5
RE: Braille as the Presumed Reading Medium for Blind Students

WHEREAS, braille is the presumed medium for blind children; and

WHEREAS, under the instituted regulations the instruction and use of Braille is no longer mandated if the IEP team cannot reach an agreement on the appropriateness of Braille and the student is not currently receiving Braille instruction; and

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RE: Braille Literacy and Technology Access

RESOLUTION 2011-4
RE: Braille Literacy and Technology Access

WHEREAS, braille is the presumed medium for blind children; and

WHEREAS, there is no equivalent free lending braille library in Arizona; and

WHEREAS, research has shown that Braille literacy is crucial for success in education and employment; and

WHEREAS, access to books and other reading materials is necessary in order to practice reading skills; and

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RE: Braille Literacy

RESOLUTION 2011--3
RE: Braille Literacy

WHEREAS, Braille is the presumed medium for blind children; and

WHEREAS, literacy, being able to read and write efficiently , is essential to effective communication, access to highly skilled and highly paid employment, and success in the community; and

WHEREAS, only 10 percent of today’s blind students under age twenty-two (22) are being taught to read Braille, resulting in a 45 percent high school graduation rate for blind students; and

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RE: Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities

RESOLUTION 2011--2
RE: Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities

WHEREAS, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed in 1938 to provide workforce protections to American employees by establishing a federal minimum wage prohibiting employers from exploiting workers through the payment of wages below this specified minimum; and

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RE: The Americans with Disabilities Business Opportunity Act

RESOLUTION 2011-1
RE: The Americans with Disabilities Business Opportunity Act

WHEREAS, a great deal of America’s economic success is tied to the freedom to engage in entrepreneurial activities and create one’s own wealth; and

WHEREAS, it has long been the policy of the United States to promote the economic well being of traditionally disadvantaged populations by creating a variety of business incentives that allow such populations to participate in the mainstream of the nation’s economy; and

WHEREAS, these incentives have not been extended to Americans with disabilities; and

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