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August 31, 2009
Dear President Obama:
My favorite hobby as a child was reading. I would read stacks of books, and I would read under the covers with a flashlight when I was supposed to be sleeping. I imagined that my children would share my love of reading. Luckily, they do.
One of my children reads Braille, and one will read print. Access to Braille puts my six-year-old daughter, Kendra, on equal footing with her sighted classmates. She is fully capable of competing with them in school because she has access to the same materials they do. The medium is different; the information is the same. All children deserve the right to read, regardless of the amount of vision they possess.