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News and Views November 2015

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona

News and Views

November, 2015

In This Issue

Greetings from Our President

Navigation

Word on the Street

Guess Who Just Took Another Trip Around the Sun

Blind Parent Winds Battle for Access to Online School Resources

Important Regional Paratransit Plan Meeting

Our Book: Building the Lives We Want

What to Expect at VRATE

Exercising Your Right to Vote Privately and Independently

Upgrading to Windows 10

Holiday Safety and Security, Part 1

The Book Shelf, 2 Selections

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RE: Hiring New Administrative Staff at the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind

Resolution 2015-05

Regarding Hiring New Administrative Staff at the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind

WHEREAS, the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind have seen a series of superintendents and administrators with varying levels of experience instructing blind students; and

WHEREAS, recently, the ASDB hired a new principal for the Arizona School for the Blind and this person does not have a background educating blind students; and

WHEREAS, the ASDB is currently in the process of interviewing candidates for the Superintendent position; and

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RE: Improving Student Participation in Non-Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind Activities

Resolution 2015-04

Regarding Improving Student Participation in Non-Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind Activities

WHEREAS, The Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) is charged with the mission of providing blind students with an education comparable to local school districts; and

WHEREAS, ASDB is charged with providing guardianship in place of parents of the students who reside in dormitories; and

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RE: Educational Institutions’ Commitments to Accessible Technology

Resolution 2015-03

Regarding Educational Institutions’ Commitments to Accessible Technology

WHEREAS, access to information is critical to education, career advancement, independence, and living a well-informed personal and professional life; and

WHEREAS, in the past decade the shift from print to digital information in educational institutions has been transformative; and

WHEREAS, digital technology and information have become an essential and integral part of education today; and

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RE: The Business Enterprise Program in Arizona

Resolution-02

Regarding the Business Enterprise Program in Arizona

WHEREAS, ARS 23-504, otherwise known as Arizona’s Mini Randolph-Shepherd Act, gives the same priority to qualified blind and visually impaired vendors as does the Randolph-Shepherd Act at the federal level; and

WHEREAS, under the Randolph-Sheppard program, the State Licensing Agency train and place individuals who are blind as operators of vending and dining facilities in federal, state and local government facilities; and

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RE: Orientation and Mobility Instruction for Children

Resolution 2015-01

Regarding Orientation and Mobility Instruction for Children

WHEREAS, skills in orientation and mobility (O&M) are essential for the successful transition of blind children, including children with low vision, to full and productive lives as adults; and

WHEREAS, local and state laws recognize the use of the long white cane as a tool for both safety and independence for blind people, yet too many school systems statewide do not promote the use of the white cane by blind students; and

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News and Views October 2015

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona

News and Views

October, 2015

In This Issue

Greetings from Our President
Word on the Street
Guess Who Just Took Another Trip Around the Sun
NFBA Presidential Report
Our Book: Building the Lives We Want
What to Expect at VRATE
Free Weekly Martial Arts Class
Updating to iOS 9
Somewhere Abroad: Berlin
Are You Safe at Home, Part 3
The Bookshelf, 2 Selections
Healthy Choice, Healthy Living, 10 Minute Workout
Links of Interest to Share
The Recipe Box, Cheeseburger Casserole
Word Twist
A Round of Applause
Debbies List

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2015 NFBA Convention Agenda

National Federation of the Blind
Of Arizona

69th Annual Convention

Celebrating 75 Years of love, hope and determination!

Bob Kresmer, President
9014 East Bellevue Street
Tucson, Arizona 85715-5652
(520) 780-3923
Email: krezguy@cox.net
Toll-free (888) 899-6322

September 10, through 13, 2015

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Presidential Message September 2015

September 1, 2015

Hello, fellow Federationists,

I am attaching the NFBA state convention agenda as both an MS Word and RTF file formats. I am also attaching our pre-registration form in case you have neglected to fill it out and send it. We are just over a week from our September 10 through 13 state convention! We will be at the Crown

Plaza Hotel
2532 W. Peoria Ave.
Phoenix AZ 85029

Reservations number 800 227-6963

Please make your reservations soon as possible!

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2015 NFBA State Convention

National Federation of the Blind of Arizona
2015 State Convention

The 2015 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona was held in Phoenix, Arizona at the Crown Plaza hotel from September 11th through the 13th. National President Mark Riccobono was our National Representative.
  • Announcement and Registration Information
  • Agenda
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