In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 photo, Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirland, left, confers with Rep. Gael Tarleton, D-Seattle, during a committee hearing in Olympia, Wash. Habib learned to use

 

              In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 photo, Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirland, left, confers with Rep. Gael Tarleton, D-Seattle, during a committee hearing in Olympia, Wash. Habib learned to use
In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 photo, Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirland, left, confers with Rep. Gael Tarleton, D-Seattle, during a committee hearing in Olympia, Wash. Habib learned to use a walking cane from the Washington State Department of Services for the Blind. Borrowing books from the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library helped him master reading. He learned how to use text-to-speech software through training at the Washington State School for the Blind. Without those state-supported opportunities, Habib says, he couldn't have gone from "braille to Yale." (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)