[Mdabs] Two important Actions Needed

nfbmd nfbmd at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 26 17:51:47 UTC 2018

We need your help with the Marrakesh Treaty and with information concerning
your Walmart experience. Please read below and act!


Please phone or email Senators Cardin and Van Hollen and ask them to
co-sponsor the Marrakesh Implementation Act (S. 2559).  Please let both
senators know that the Marrakesh Implementation Act would expand reading
options for millions of blind and other Americans with print disabilities.
Thank Senator Cardin for his work on the treaty in the Foreign Relations
Committee. Please do this by Wednesday, May 2.  We need to get as many
co-sponsors as possible before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on this


The NFB of Maryland is investigating the accessibility of Walmart
self-checkout options. If you currently shop at a Walmart in Maryland that
uses self-checkout options and if you want those self-checkout features to
be accessible, we need to hear from you. Please contact Sharon Maneki at
nfbmd at earthlink.net <mailto:nfbmd at earthlink.net>  or Valerie Yingling at
vyingling at nfb.org <mailto:vyingling at nfb.org> .

We can't get the job done without you. So please help!


Thank you!


Sharon Maneki, President

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland



The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland 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.


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