[MD-AtLarge] Participating in an Interesting Call

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Tue Apr 21 18:08:26 UTC 2020

Here is something you might be interested in doing tomorrow.  Read below:


Navigating the Healthcare system, is our topic for April's nationwide call. 

Date: April 22nd 

Time: 4:00 pm ET; 3:00 pm CT; 2:00 pm MT; 1:00 pm PT

Phone: 1-515 603-3166

Access code: 759633 pound


Topic: Deborah Kendrick has recently written a book that many of us should
read. It is one of the free downloadable books from National Braille Press-
Navigating the Healthcare system, When All They Can See Is That You Can't.
We will discuss this common situation that so many of us have found
ourselves in.


Here is more about our special guest: Deborah Kendrick  is an award-winning
writer, editor, and poet.  In 1986, she launched a weekly column, 'Alive and
Well," in the Cincinnati Enquirer, the first of its kind to focus on
disability rights. The column ran for 30 years in a variety of newspapers
including syndication by King Features, enjoying its longest run in the
Columbus Dispatch. 

In 1985, she created TACTIC, a quarterly magazine covering access
technology, which enjoyed international readership. She served as editor
until 2000, when TACTIC was subsumed by the American Foundation for the
Blind to launch AccessWorld, where she continues as senior features editor.
Her work has appeared in dozens of national and regional publications,
including Woman's Day, Marriage and Family, Parenting, St. Anthony
Messenger, Executive Lifestyles, Ohio Magazine, Independence Today News,
Dialogue, Careers and the Disabled, and many others. Her work has been
honored by the Society for Professional Journalists, the Ohio Arts Council,
the Society for Technical Communications, the Association of Women
Communicators, and others. Her most treasured awards include the Maurice
McCracken Peace and Justice Award, the AFB Access Award, the Inclusion
Network Lifetime Achievement Award, and the EDI (Equality Dignity
Independence) Award from the National Easter Seal Society.  She has served
on numerous nonprofit boards and governor-appointed councils, most recently
Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and
Visually Impaired. In 2019, her book Navigating Health Care when all they
Can See is that you Can't, was published by National Braille Press. Her
newest book, When Your Ears Can't Help You See, is in production, release
date pending. She is past president of the Cincinnati NFB chapter, has been
secretary and board member of the Ohio affiliate, and involved with the
Blind Journalists group. She will talk to the Senior Division about the road
to writing and publishing Navigating Health Care, as well as providing some
useful information from the book itself. She loves discussions of writing
and editing and will spend as much time answering questions as needed. 



Sharon Maneki, Director of Legislation and Advocacy

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland



The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland knows that blindness is not
the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.


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