National Federation of the Blind 2015 Convention Updates

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Today, July 9, 2015, the National Federation of the Blind will discuss 29 proposed resolutions, at the National Convention in Orlando, FL.  The National Federation of the Blind is a vital participant in alerting the Department of Justice, policymakers and voters of inequities in ambiguous language or interpretation of ADA laws and related policies.

Image showing the new National Federation of the Blind logo released in 2014.

This year the proposed resolutions range from employment concerns to electronic accessibility for people who are blind to guide dog ownership to education.  All 29 proposals can be found at NFB.org.

Graphical image showing several stick-figures holding hands with the word "Equality" displayed. Two of the stick-figures are in wheelchairs.

Yesterday, July 8, 2015, the world record for an umbrella mosaic was broken at the National Convention. It read, “Live the Life You Want” and 2,480 people participated in the event.  The past record was held by a group of 2,170 people.

Aerial view of the umbrella mosaic that set a World Record at the 2015 NFB Convention.

Don’t forget you can watch the portions of the annual convention over the Internet.

Braille Works is keeping up with the happenings at the convention in Orlando and we will share updates as we get them.  We are committed to making the world a more readable and informed place.

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