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News And Views July 2016

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

In This Issue
Navigation
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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Convention Information

Welcome To The Information Page For The State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona



The 2019 National Federation of the Blind Of Arizona State Convention

The annual state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona will be held on
August 29, 2019 through September 1, 2019.
The convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix located at,
122 North Second Street Phoenix, Arizona, 85004



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2019 Convention Agenda

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73rd Annual State Convention

The members of the host committee welcome you to the 73rd Annual State Convention for the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona.


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West Valley Chapter

West Valley Chapter

West Valley Board

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


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Youth Track Information For 2019

The National Federation of the Blind of Arizona and Saavi Services for the Blind is excited to offer a youth track this year for toddlers, elementary and middle school children.

Activities are open on Saturday August 31 from 9:00-5:00PM. All children are welcome to join the kid’s tables at banquet beginning at 7:00. Please contact Alyssa Bracamonte or call 520-977-7219 for any questions.


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Online Contribution

To make a secure online contribution to the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona, click on the "PayPal" button below. You will be redirected to Pay Pal to complete the transaction. It is not necessary for you to have a Pay Pal account to complete this process.

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Yuma Chapter

Yuma Chapter

  • Brandon Miller - President
  • Misael Marquez - Vice President
  • Miriam Peralta - Treasurer
  • Valeria Martinez - Secretary
  • Jimmy Strong - Director
  • Shannon Wilson - Director


Contact Information

Brandon Miller
340 West 32nd Street #113 Yuma Arizona 85364
Email President
Phone: 916-893-2133
Fax: 928-726-3159

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East Valley Chapter

East Valley chapter

Board Members of East valley

  • Megan Homrighausen - President
  • Debi Chatfield - 1st Vice President
  • Darrell Hilliker - 2nd Vice President
  • Jennifer Kasl - Secretary
  • LaDonna DeRocher - Treasurer
  • Libby Connor - Director 1
  • Tony Sohl - Director 2


Contact Information

Megan Homrighausen
Phone: 480-510-6196
E-mail: megan.homrighausen@yahoo.com

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State Affiliate Officers

Arizona Affiliate Executive Board

  • 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
  • Megan Homrighausen - Director
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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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