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News And Views July 2016

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona
News and Views
July, 2016

In This Issue
Greetings from Our President
Special Note from the Editor
Word on the Street
Guess Who Just Took Another Trip Around the Sun
HathiTrust and NFB Make Books Accessible to Blind Users
NFB Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards
NFB Newsline to Feature Walmart Ads
NFB Files Inaccessible Online Voter Registration Suit
Convention and Membership
VRATE Coming Soon
Uber Driver Refuses Blind Passenger with a Guidedog
The Book Shelf, 2 Selections
22 BELL Ringers Make a Big Noise

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NFB of Arizona Seniors Division

Welcome to the Seniors Division

The Seniors Division Mission Statement

To join together collectively to support one another in our efforts to change the misconceptions about blindness and to promote the positive qualities of each senior to live the life you want.

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2019 NFB of Arizona State Scholarship Program

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona State Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind of Arizona offers 2 merit based scholarship's each year during our state convention. Both scholarships include:

  • NFB of Arizona State Convention
  • National Convention
  • 1500 dollar scholarship

Scholarship Applicants Requirements

Each applicant must meet the following requirements to apply and be considered for an NFBA state scholarship.

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Arizona Association of Blind Students

Arizona Association of Blind Students

Do you have questions about technology, training, advocacy, college, living independently, internships, or scholarship opportunities? If so, the Arizona Association of Blind Students (AABS) would like to hear from you.

What is AABS

AABS is a state wide Division of the
National association of blind students (NABS)
which is an affiliate of the
National federation of the blind (NFB)

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State Affiliate Officers

  • Donald Porterfield - President
  • Marcus Schmidt - First Vice-President
  • Bob Krezmer - Second Vice-President
  • Colin Wong - Secretary
  • Donna Silba - Treasurer
  • Amy Porterfield - Director
  • Joanne Gabias - Director
  • Bryan Duarte - Director
  • Sami Hamed - Director
  • Jordan Moon - Director
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Tucson Chapter

Tucson Chapter

  • Sami Hamid | President
  • David Robocho | Vice President
  • Lupita Hernandez | Secretary
  • Doris Martin | Treasurer
  • Joanne Gabias | Director
  • Tarik Williams | Director
  • Jessica Rojas | Director

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Phoenix Chapter


  • Bradley Kuhn | President
  • Emmanuel Caddy | Vice President
  • Joe good | Second Vice President
  • Donna Silva | Treasure
  • Ben Bloomer | Grin Secretary
  • Nicholas Fletcher | Director
  • Carrie Taylor | Director

Meeting Information

Meetings take place on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 to noon.
Meetings are conducted at - Saavi Services for the Blind
4222 E. Thomas Rd., Ste. 130
Phoenix, AZ 85018

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West Valley Chapter

West Valley Chapter

  • Lisa Dugan | President
  • Kay Spears | Vice president
  • Lisa Dugan | Secretary
  • Marcus Schmidt | Treasurer
  • Kristen Johnson-Schmidt | Director
  • Lori Kirsop | Director

Chapter Meetings

In-person meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of Jan, April, July,
and Oct. from 10:00AM to noon.
Meetings will take place at the Banner Thunderbird Hospital,
conference room.
1, 5555 W. Thunderbird Rd in Glendale.

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