[Nfbv-potomac-announce] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] National Federation of the Blind Launches Registration for Worldwide Blindness Conferences

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Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

National Federation of the Blind Launches Registration for Worldwide
Blindness Conferences

WBU/ICEVI Joint Assembly to Take Place in Orlando, August 2016


Baltimore, Maryland (January 12, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind
(NFB) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the World
Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with
Visual Impairment (ICEVI) Joint Assembly. 

The WBU/ICEVI Joint Assembly, hosted by NFB of the USA, will take place in
Orlando, Florida, USA from 18 - 25 August 2016 at the beautiful Rosen Centre
Hotel. The WBU/ICEVI Joint Assembly will give the WBU, ICEVI, and all of
their members the opportunity to share important information, knowledge, and
best practices while promoting even greater collaboration among blind
individuals, organizations of the blind, service providers, and other
stakeholders at the global level.

To register, click on the following link: www.wbu-icevi2016.org. Please note
that registration for the WBU/ICEVI General Assembly is only available
online. Registration will close on 1 June 2016. 

Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said:
"We are excited and proud to host the first World Blind Union General
Assembly to be held in the United States. Hosting this important meeting of
the world's blind is a natural step for us, as our founder, Dr. Jacobus
tenBroek, also helped found the International Federation of the Blind, and
we have sought to improve the lives of the blind throughout the world by
participating in international efforts ever since. We look forward to
meeting our fellow advocates from many nations and to finding opportunities
to collaborate on various projects and initiatives, so that all members of
the global blind community can live the lives they want."


The registration website features information on a number of important
topics, including: 
.         Joint Assembly information
.         Registration details
.         Accommodation
.         Airport transportation
.         Exhibitor information
.         Destination information - such as information on Orlando and the
surrounding area, typical local weather in August, and tourist information

.         Travel information - such as information on visa requirements,
medical insurance, guide dogs, vaccinations (Yellow Fever), and traveling
with medications 

The registration website does not feature General Assembly documents. Please
visit the WBU and/or ICEVI websites for specific General Assembly documents.
Follow this link to the WBU General Assembly page:

Follow this link to the ICEVI General Assembly page:


About the National Federation of the Blind:

The National Federation of the Blind 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.

About the World Blind Union:

The World Blind Union (WBU) is the internationally recognized organization,
representing the 285 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190
member countries. We are the Voice of the Blind, speaking to governments and
international bodies on issues concerning blindness and visual impairments
in conjunction with our members. The World Blind Union was formed in 1984
through the Union of the International Federation of the Blind (IFB) and the
World Council for the Welfare of the Blind (WCWB). WBU brings together all
the major national and international organizations of blind persons and
those organizations providing services to the visually impaired to work on
the issues affecting the quality of life for blind people. Globally, we are
divided into 6 regions, with each region having its own President and
volunteer executive team to assist the needs of the local members.  

About ICEVI:

International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
is a global association of individuals and organizations that promotes equal
access to appropriate education for all children and youth with visual
impairment so that they may achieve their full potential.


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