[Ohio-talk] Kudos to JW.

meandthedog at oberlin.net meandthedog at oberlin.net
Mon Mar 2 16:06:41 UTC 2015

Very  good Eric. I am proud of being a member of the NFB. Megan and MS. P.

> The following information is lifted from the Workforce Integration Task
> Force
> Final Report to Governor John R. Kasich. Notice that JW made sure that his
> involvement and leadership in the Federation got included. This is the way
> we should all do it.
> Be proud of the fact that you are a part of the National Federation of the
> Blind.
> Thanks JW.
> Again, kudos to the Dr.
> Eric
> Appendix A: Workforce Integration Task Force Members
> J. Webster Smith
> J. Webster Smith (J.W.) was born blind on March 9, 1959, in Chicago. Dr.
> Smith is a professor of speech
> communication in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University in
> Athens, Ohio. He received his
> Bachelor of Arts degree in history and speech communication from Indiana
> University, his Master of Arts degree
> in speech communication from Purdue University, and his PhD from Wayne
> State University. He is a member of
> the National Communication Association, Central States Communication
> Association, National Federation of the
> Blind, National Federation of the Blind of Ohio (where he served as
> president from 2008 to 2012), and the
> National Association of Blind Educators. In addition, Dr. Smith has served
> as a member of the Ohio State Library
> Consumer Advisory Committee, the State Consumer Advisory Committee of
> Opportunities for Ohioans with
> Disabilities (formerly known as the Ohio Rehabilitation Services
> Commission), and the Ohio Governorís Council
> on People with Disabilities.
> Sherill K. Williams
> Deborah Kendrick
> Deborah Keefer Kendrick is an award-winning journalist, poet and
> technologist. Her newspaper column on
> disability rights has appeared in numerous newspapers since 1986,
> including the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus
> Dispatch and San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Kendrick also serves
> as senior features editor for
> AccessWorld, a technology news magazine for individuals who are blind or
> visually impaired published by the
> American Foundation for the Blind. Deborah has written the Jobs That
> Matter series of books for AFB Press, a
> series profiling a wide variety of blind and visually impaired individuals
> and the jobs they do. Her features,
> editorials and reviews have also appeared in numerous regional and
> national publications, including Womanís
> Day, Parenting, Marriage and Family, St. Anthony Messenger, and many
> others. She serves on a number of
> boards and councils, has three grown children, and lives in Cincinnati.
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