Neb. considers requiring Braille for students with visual impairments

Nebraska state legislators are considering a bill to require Braille be taught to all public-school students with visual impairments. During a hearing, supporters urged lawmakers to begin Braille instruction as early as elementary school to give students an advantage academically and, later, professionally. Some educators agreed on the need for Braille education but said a mandate could lead to a shortage of special-education teachers. They called for more programs to train teachers in Braille instruction.

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