Nothing wrong with the Perkins, however, if little one has an IEP and it is written on the IEP that she receive assistive technology, than it should not be a problem. Braille seems to be going away, yet I know several individuals who are visually impaired and they were not taught braille and wish that they had been. Contact PATTAN for assistance or contact Educational Law Center, they should send you in the right direction. Good Luck!
If your child has an IEP, then you should be able to urge the district that your child attends to purchase the technology. An advocate or a lawyer can always help as well. Learn about your child’s rights by going to the IDEA website…idea.ed.gov You can find out what your school is supposed to provide for your child under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
The school district hides behind the wording in the law words like when nessessary, as needed, adiquite material and the district determines the 60 year old Perkins Brailler is what is adequite
Yes. Public schools have to give an equal education to every student in the least restrictive environment. You need to speak with them about getting better technology or you can speak with a lawyer.
You can submit this inquiry to 3 On Your Side and they may able to assist you. Thank you.