National Federation of the Blind: Atlantic Cape Community College Discriminates Against Blind Student, Bans Him from Freely Accessing Campus

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National Federation of the Blind: Atlantic Cape Community College Discriminates Against Blind Student, Bans Him from Freely Accessing Campus

Federation Members to Protest College’s Actions

Mays Landing, New Jersey (April 15, 2014): Members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, and its New Jersey affiliate, will hold a protest at the Mays Landing campus of Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) on Thursday, April 17, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Blind people from New Jersey and surrounding areas are gathering to protest discrimination by ACCC against Anthony Lanzilotti, a blind student studying criminal justice and cyber-security there. Mr. Lanzilotti has been denied even the most basic accommodations and at times has not been allowed on campus or to use campus facilities unless he is accompanied by a sighted person. He has also been prohibited from using campus laboratories because ACCC…

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