Student who cannot see urges New Jersey legislature to fund services

02/18/2010 | (Hackensack, N.J.)

Rocco Fiorentino, a 13-year-old student who is visually impaired, told New Jersey legislators at a hearing that a Braille computer that allows him to attend his neighborhood school would be unavailable to him if the state proceeds with budget cuts proposed by Gov. Chris Christie. "The Braille Note that I am using today to read my speech to you allows me to attend the school in my district. Not providing this equipment to the blind is identical to not providing a pen and paper and computers to sighted children," the seventh-grader said.

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