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RE: Access by the Blind to Touch-Screen Devices

RESOLUTION 2005-08
RE: Access by the Blind to Touch-Screen Devices

WHEREAS, touch-screen devices, including point-of-sale terminals, self-service check-in and check-out visual display units, lottery machines, ticketing machines, and other kiosk-type devices present opportunities for speedy transactions, promise abbreviated wait times, and facilitate the growing cashless society; and

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RE: Choice in Rehabilitation for Veterans

RESOLUTION 2005-07
RE: Choice in Rehabilitation for Veterans

WHEREAS, the conflict in Iraq reminds all Americans of the sacrifices that members of the American armed services make in defense of the freedoms we often take for granted; and

WHEREAS, among these sacrifices is a heightened risk of loss of life or serious injury that may include blindness; and

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RE: Opposition to Existing Legislation to Reinstate the FCC Video Description Rule

RESOLUTION 2005-06
RE: opposition to existing legislation to reinstate the FCC
video description rule

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RE: Disabled Student Services Offices

RESOLUTION 2005-05
RE: Disabled Student Services Offices

WHEREAS, disabled student services (DSS) offices at Arizona's universities and community colleges provide accommodations to many blind students, such as Braille and electronic copies of textbooks; and

WHEREAS, effective methods exist for blind students to access materials without the help of a DSS office, such as employing readers or borrowing books from digital libraries; and

WHEREAS, even the largest DSS office cannot provide complete accommodations for all blind students; and

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RE: Arizona State University Technology Proposal

RESOLUTION 2005-04
RE: Arizona State University Technology Proposal

WHEREAS, the Arizona State University Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUBC) hopes to develop a specialized online navigation system so that blind Arizona college students can access online coursework more easily; and

WHEREAS, this project is based upon the erroneous conclusion that blind students cannot access standard course Web sites; and

WHEREAS, blind students with proper training in the use of screen access technology can access most course Web sites without difficulty; and

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RE: Arizona State University ICARE Project

RESOLUTION 2005-03

RE: Arizona State University ICARE Project

WHEREAS, the Arizona State University's Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUBC) is developing a series of assistive technologies for blind students, titled Information Technology Centric Assistive Rehabilitative Environments (ICARE); and

WHEREAS, one of these projects is to develop a specialized pair of eyeglasses which will both read printed material and recognize faces; and

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RE: Permanent Funding for Newsline

RESOLUTION 2005-02
RE: Permanent Funding for Newsline

WHEREAS, NFB Newsline® provides direct access by blind persons to over 150 newspapers and magazines from throughout the nation; and,

WHEREAS, many blind persons take advantage of this dial-in newspaper service to gain information needed for work and school; and,

WHEREAS, Blind persons use NFB Newsline Registered to gain information about community events and activities so they may participate knowledgably with their sighted neighbors; and

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RE: State Match of Federal RSA Funds

RESOLUTION 2005-01
RE: State Match of Federal RSA Funds

WHEREAS, blind persons have the capacity to become independent, contributing members of the community if given proper training and opportunity; and

WHEREAS, Congress established the federal/state Vocational Rehabilitation Program in 1943 to assist blind and other persons with disabilities to become self-sufficient, employed members of society; and

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2010 NFBA Convention Agenda

National Federation of the Blind
Of Arizona

64th Annual Convention

Bob Kresmer, President
9014 East Bellevue Street
Tucson, Arizona 85715-5652
520-733-5894
Email: krezguy@cox.net
(888) 899-6322

September 10, 11, & 12, 2010

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 W. Dunlap
Phoenix AZ 85021
(602) 371-2802

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2010 NFBA State Convention

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona
2010 State Convention

The 2010 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona was held in Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel from September 10th through the 12th. Kevan Worley was our National Representative.
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