Per the NFB’s settlement agreement with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, individuals whose OCR complaints were dismissed for insufficient evidence between March 5, 2018, and November 19, 2018, may appeal the dismissal before April 4, 2020.

An appeal can be filed electronically, by mail, or by fax. You must either submit a completed online appeal form or mail a written statement of no more than ten pages (double spaced, if typed): if submitted by mail, send to the
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20202
If submitting via e-mail, Email OCR@ed.gov
Fax: 202-453-6012. The filing date of an appeal is the date the appeal is postmarked, submitted electronically, or submitted via fax.

In the appeal, you must explain why you believe the factual information was incomplete or incorrect, the legal analysis was incorrect or the appropriate legal standard was not applied, and how correction of any error(s) would change the outcome of the case; failure to do so may result in dismissal of the appeal.

Read NFB’s settlement agreement with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
EmailValerie Yingling, legal program coordinator
about your right to appeal an OCR complaint dismissal
| vyingling@nfb.org
or call 410-659-9314 ext 2440.

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