It’s that time of year again! Washington Seminar is next week in DC and the nation’s blind will be visiting the capitol. The Washington Seminar is an annual event of the National Federation of the Blind to introduce the agenda of blind Americans–the priority issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year. The issues are selected from official positions of the Federation and may address concerns in the following areas:
- relevant civil rights issues;
- educational programs and services;
- rehabilitation of the blind for competitive employment;
- the operation of vending facilities by blind persons on public property;
- specialized library services for the blind;
- the organization and funding of federal programs;
- Social Security and Supplemental Income programs;
- and other timely topics.
Approximately three legislative initiatives are chosen for priority attention during the Washington Seminar.
We have posted the NFB 2017 Washington Seminar Agenda and Fact Sheets on NFB-NEWSLINE, under the NFB National Channel.
To reach this information using the telephone access method, press one from the main menu for National Channels and NFB-NEWSLINE Information, then one for NFB National Channel, and then press five to read the NFB 2017 Washington Seminar Agenda or press six to read the NFB 2017 Washington Seminar Fact Sheets.
To reach this information using the free NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile app, choose Publications, Publication Options, All Publications, and find the NFB 2017 Washington Seminar Agenda or NFB 2017 Washington Seminar Fact Sheets.
Safe travels to those heading to DC. If you are interested in how you can get involved, contact your local state NFB affiliate. A list of these can be found on the NFB.org website at www.nfb.org, slash, state, dash, and, dash, local, dash,organizations.