AIM HIGH Act Introduced in US Senate
Baltimore (December 19, 2019): Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-MA) has introduced the AIM HIGH Act (S. 3095), along with Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO.), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Joni Ernst (R-IA). The legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this month.
“I started out as a special needs teacher at a public elementary school and ended up as a law professor — I understand how important it is for students with disabilities to have the tools they need to fully participate in our education system,” Senator Warren said in a press release issued by her office. “That’s why I am introducing legislation to help colleges select accessible materials, ensuring that we build opportunities for all students to succeed.”
“This legislation is critically important to all blind students and to me personally, as the father of three children, two of whom are blind,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “This issue has been ignored for too long. Blind Americans deeply appreciate Senator Warren’s strong national leadership and advocacy for equal opportunities for all students throughout higher education, and we applaud her for supporting this market-based approach to encouraging technology innovations to be born accessible.”
About the National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), headquartered in Baltimore, is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. Founded in 1940, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in the fifty states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The NFB defends the rights of blind people of all ages and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more. We believe in the hopes and dreams of blind people and work together to transform them into reality. Learn more about our many programs and initiatives at www.nfb.org.