[nfbmi-talk] Washington Seminar

Fred Wurtzel f.wurtzel at att.net
Sat Feb 1 23:55:32 UTC 2014


Hi,

I agree with Joe, This summary is very nicely done, thank you.

Warm Regards,

Fred

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Great overview and links Terri.

I'll be writing my Rep. Dan Kildee tomorrow to try to get him on board on
all three bills.

Joe
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> Now to expand the discussion, what were the topics and pending legislation
> issues presented to legislators?  There were three issues presented to 
> Legislators. They were The Fair Wages Bill, H.R. 831 would
> phase out subminimum wages for persons with disabilities. The Technology 
> Education Accessibility in College and Higher Education
> Act, H.R. 3505 will set guidelines so that online learning platforms are 
> accessible for individuals with print disabilities. If a
> college followed the guidelines set by the Access Board, they could claim 
> that they are ADA compliant. The Air Carrier Technology
> Act makes mobile apps accessible so that we can check in, find seats, 
> check flight status, and order food and entertainment just
> like anyone else that pays the same price to fly the friendly skies. What 
> Bills and issues did these named
> legislators become co-sponsors.  Upton intends to cosponsor Fair Wages. 
> Bentivolio intends to sponsor Teach. Were meeting actually
> with a legislator, or
> only a staff member?  In the case of Upton and Bentivolio, we met with the

> actual Congressmen. For most of the rest of the
> appointments, we met with an aid. We briefly said hello to Senator 
> Stabenau and Congressman Amash, but the primary meeting was with
> an aid.
> J.J. Meddaugh stepped up and made Legislative appointments for Michigan. I

> hope this answers your questions. If anyone would like
> the professional explanations that are sent out by the National office to 
> many of our NFB lists about a week before Washington
> Seminar, go to www.nfb.org and place Washington Seminar 2014 Fact Sheets 
> in the Search Box. You will get more detailed explanations
> than the ones I have written here.
>
> Sincerely,
> Terri Wilcox
>
>
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