The blind of this nation are headed to DC next week for our annual Washington Seminar. Many of you will be visiting the capitol to speak with your legislators. The Washington Seminar is an annual event of the National Federation of the Blind to introduce the agenda of blind Americans–the priority issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year.
The issues are selected from official positions of the Federation and may address concerns in the following areas: relevant civil rights issues; educational programs and services; rehabilitation of the blind for competitive employment; the operation of vending facilities by blind persons on public property; specialized library services for the blind; the organization and funding of federal programs; Social Security and Supplemental Income programs; and other timely topics. Approximately three legislative initiatives are chosen for priority attention during the Washington Seminar.
We have posted the NFB 2018 Washington Seminar Agenda and Fact Sheets, including FAQs on NFB-NEWSLINE, under the NFB National Channel. To reach this information using the telephone access method, press one from the main menu for National Channels and NFB-NEWSLINE Information, then one for NFB National Channel, and then press five to read the NFB 2018 Washington Seminar Agenda, press six to read the NFB 2018 Washington Seminar Fact Sheets.
To reach this information using the free NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile app, choose Publications, Publication Options, All Publications, and find the NFB 2018 Washington Seminar Agenda and NFB 2018 Washington Seminar Fact Sheets.
We hope those of you traveling have a safe trip. If you are interested in how you can get involved, contact your local Indiana NFB affiliate. A list of
these can be found on the NFB Indiana website at