[NFBOK-Talk] President's Notebook

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Mon Jul 11 20:55:21 UTC 2016


A message from President Riccobono:


Thank you to all of the leaders of the Federation after an outstanding 2016
NFB Convention. It seems like the leaders of the Federation find a way every
year to make the convention smoother, to find new ways to build, and to make
the convention a welcoming place. Our host committee-led by our presidents
from Louisiana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Utah-did a great job of taking
care of the family business and making the convention warm and fun. Dozens
of new activities added new elements to the convention. Many thoughtful
conversations helped to shape our direction and apply our philosophy in new
ways. Thank you for doing what you do and for being open to your own
personal growth within our movement.

Finally, I thank you for the confidence and trust you have placed in me. The
opportunity to serve this movement is an honor and a challenge that
continues to enrich my life. I appreciate that we have a dynamic and
committed team and I look forward to our work together in the coming years.


Critical Actions This Week:

Only a Few Days Left - Comments Needed on Web Access:
As you know, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a Supplemental
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM) on the question of whether
technical standards for web accessibility under Title II of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) are needed to enable people with disabilities to
access the services, programs, and activities offered on state and local
government websites. The answer, of course, is yes; we need technical
standards, and we need your help to make it happen. Please use the webform,
https://nfb.org/titleiisanprm/comments, to submit your comments to DOJ. For
technical assistance, please contact Kyle Walls at kwalls at nfb.org
<mailto:kwalls at nfb.org> .



Links to convention material are available:

Presidential Report

Resolutions <https://nfb.org/2016-resolutions> 

Banquet Speech


To celebrate Jerry & Merilyn Whittle's Jacobus tenBroek Award, Jerry's video
has been re-released this week. It can be found at


Last week's video is available at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzw_wEBFYdU. Dana Ard shares the story of
her first teacher and role model, a Federation leader.


Keep building, 


Mark A. Riccobono, President

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Phone: (410) 659-9314

Fax: (410) 659-5129

Email: officeofthepresident at nfb.org <mailto:officeofthepresident at nfb.org> 

Twitter: @Riccobono and @NFB_Voice


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