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NFB Plans Annual Washington Seminar

Senator Christopher Dodd greets Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the NFB, at last year’s Washington Seminar
The Washington Seminar, to be held Monday, January 28 through Thursday, January 31, 2008, is an annual event of the National Federation of the Blind to introduce the priority issues of blind Americans requiring congressional attention in the coming year. The issues are selected from official positions of the Federation and may address concerns in the following areas: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs; 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; and other timely topics. Approximately three legislative initiatives are chosen for priority attention during the Washington Seminar. Five hundred people, most of them blind, from the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are expected to attend.