December 19, 2019: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-MA) has introduced the AIM HIGH Act (S. 3095), along with Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO.), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Joni Ernst
(R-IA). The legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this month.
“I started out as a special needs teacher at a public elementary school and ended up as a law professor — I understand how important it is for students with disabilities to have the tools they need to fully participate in our education system,” Senator Warren said in a press release issued by her office. “That’s why I am introducing legislation to help colleges select accessible materials, ensuring that we build opportunities for all students to succeed.”
“This legislation is critically important to all blind students and to me personally, as the father of three children, two of whom are blind,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “This issue has been ignored for too long. Blind Americans deeply appreciate Senator Warren’s strong national leadership and advocacy for equal opportunities for all students throughout higher education, and we applaud her for supporting this market-based approach to encouraging technology innovations to be born accessible.”