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Full Committee Hearing - The Promise of Accessible Technology: Challenges and Opportunities (February 7, 2012)

This captioned video of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing focuses on the importance of accessible technology and how this issue is impacting students with disabilities in K-12 and higher education. Multiple perspectives and compelling testimony were offered by the Department of Justice, National Federation of the Blind, Columbus, Indiana's Superintendent of schools and California State University's Center for Accessible Technology.

U.S. Senate Committe on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

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