[nobe-l] Fwd: [BANA-Announce] BANA Press Release: BANA Approves New Member at Fall Meeting

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Dec 14 22:02:46 UTC 2017

>BANA logo
>Press Release
>December 2017
>Contact: Jennifer Dunnam, Chair
>Braille Authority of North America
><mailto:chair at brailleauthority.org>chair at brailleauthority.org
>BANA Holds Fall Meeting at Hadley Institute,
>Approves Region 4 Education Service Center’s Application for Membership
>The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) 
>held its fall 2017 meeting November 2-4 at The 
>Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually 
>Impaired, a BANA member organization, in Winnetka, Illinois.
>During its three-day meeting, the BANA Board 
>reviewed semiannual reports from its eighteen 
>general and technical committees, each of which 
>works on specific charges, and acted on 
>committee recommendations. Portions of the 
>Thursday and Friday meetings were dedicated to 
>further development of BANA’s strategic planning.
>In addition, the Board approved the application 
>for full BANA membership of Texas' Region 4 
>Educational Service Center. Guy Toles was 
>welcomed as the Board representative for new 
>BANA member AMAC Accessibility Solutions and 
>Research Center, and Johanna Anand was welcomed 
>as the new Board representative of Council of 
>Schools and Services for the Blind, a BANA associate member.
>The Board established the 2018 budget and 
>elected officers for 2018. The elected officers are:
>Chair: Jennifer Dunnam (National Federation of the Blind);
>Vice-chair: Sandra Ruconich (American Council of the Blind);
>Secretary: Dawn Gross (Alternate Text Production 
>Center of the California Community Colleges);
>Treasurer: Jackie Sheridan (National Braille Press).
>Frances Mary D'Andrea serves as BANA's Immediate Past Chair.
>BANA's spring 2018 meeting will take place at 
>the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, 5855 
>West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 
>90045. The meeting will be hosted by Alternate 
>Text Production Center of the California 
>Community Colleges (ATPC), a BANA member 
>organization, and will immediately precede the 
>annual conference of the California Transcribers 
>and Educators of the Visually Impaired (CTEBVI).
>NOTE: This press release is available in HTML on 
>the BANA website at 
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