Letter for Use by Blind Parents/Guardians in Response to District’s/School’s Implementation of Inaccessible Software
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SENT VIA EMAIL
*School district name*
RE: *District’s* use of inaccessible technology
I write to inform you that *District* is using software that is inaccessible to the blind, which I believe violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and to request that the district immediately implement a plan to provide equal access and effective communication.
As a blind parent, I cannot participate fully in my child’s education as sighted parents can because *District* allows the use of the following software in its school:
*Inaccessible software list*
This software is inaccessible with the tools blind people use to read electronic information, and because I cannot access information through this inaccessible software, I cannot fully engage with and support my child’s education.
In order to participate in and meaningfully access the benefits of the services, programs, and activities of *District* and to have effective communication means to do so, I request that *District* prohibit the use of the inaccessible software listed above for all individuals in the district and either (1) choose an accessible alternative or (2) provide accommodations or modifications that permit me to receive the information and benefits provided by the technology in an equally effective and equally integrated manner.
I hereby ask that *District* implement the foregoing requests made pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Please let me know if you have any questions about this request. I thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and to working with you and your staff to ensure equal access for blind individuals at *District*.
*Makers of inaccessible software, email address*
National Federation of the Blind, [email protected]