president.nfb.mi at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 13:05:32 CST 2011
WHEREAS, Leader Dogs for the Blind is a major and well recognized provider of services to the blind of Michigan and the entire
WHEREAS, Leader Dogs for the Blind as a private nonprofit organization solicits and receives donations from the general public
and many organizations such as lions clubs throughout Michigan, and;
WHEREAS, Leader Dogs for the Blind portrays to the public the image of helping blind persons, yet only has one blind staff
person out of a staff of over 120 people, and;
WHEREAS, Leader Dogs for the Blind should be well aware of the abilities of blind people and should actively seek qualified
blind persons for staff positions,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan in convention assembled this thirty-first day of
October 2010 in the city of Dearborn Michigan that this organization strongly urge Leader Dogs for the Blind to take the necessary
steps to recruit blind persons for staff positions.
WHEREAS, blind persons throughout this country rely on accommodations that are accessible to conduct their daily lives, and;
WHEREAS, all businesses including retail, wholesale, and services by law and also because it just makes good business sense, to
provide blind persons accommodations that enable them to transact business in an efficient and timely manner, and;
WHEREAS, legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other laws governing public accommodations have
been established, and;
WHEREAS, a number of incidents where accommodations have not been provided to blind persons have been reported to us thus
causing the blind person to be unable to complete his/her business,
THEREFORE, be it resolved by the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan this thirty-first day of October 2010 in
convention assembled in the city of Dearborn Michigan that this organization take the necessary steps to assure such reported
incidents are followed up with by assisting the business to accommodate the blind person and providing suggestions for future
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this organization establish a way to work with all businesses throughout Michigan to assist them on
how best to provide accommodations for the blind.
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