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HB 1282: The Georgia Braille Literacy Bill

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HB1282 didn’t make it. I, along with other advocates, are disappointed that this bill didn’t pass. We will continue to push for change. I will keep this page up as long as I can. Stay in the fight!

Armando Vias


National Federation Of The Blind Of Georgia

Name Of The Bill

Blind Persons’ Braille Literacy Rights and Education Act; enact


This bill didn’t make it pass the House.

Purpose Of The Bill

To assure that the individualized education program of each blind or visually impaired child includes provisions for instruction in Braille and the use of Braille appropriate to the child’s current and future literacy needs; to establish standards of proficiency and instruction; to provide materials in a computer-accessible format capable of Braille reproduction; and to require the certification and re-certification of teachers in accordance with Braille literacy standards.


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to educational programs in elementary and secondary education, so as to enact the “Blind Persons’ Braille Literacy Rights and Education Act”; to provide definitions; to require an evaluation of a blind or visually impaired child to determine such child’s need for Braille instruction; to require Braille instruction in the individualized education program of a blind or visually impaired student as appropriate; to provide additional requirements for the individualized education program of a blind or visually impaired student; for textbook publishers relating to electronic materials; to provide license requirements relating to Braille for certain teachers; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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HB1282 | Open States
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