2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 317
Education; textbook publisher provide electronic format accessible to Braille translation
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide for findings of the General Assembly; to amend Chapters 3 and 4 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating respectively to postsecondary education and vocational, technical, and adult education, so as to provide that each publisher of a textbook shall provide for use by students having a print access disability an electronic format accessible to Braille translation, text to speech, and screen-reading software of such textbook as is available; to provide for exceptions; to define terms; to provide for construction; to provide for counseling on avoiding violation of copyright laws and agreements not to duplicate; to provide for civil liability; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Mar/10/2005 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/04/2005 - Senate Hopper