Sunday, July 10

Banquet Day and Adjournment

Back to NFB22 Convention Agenda Welcome

7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Islamic Eid al-Adha Holiday Prayer Services*

Studio 9
In observance of Eid al-Adha holiday, the NFB Muslims Group is offering the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday prayer services for all Muslims. Non-Muslims are also welcome to attend.

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Devotions

Studio 1

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Registration ($30) and Packet Pickup

Salon A

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Banquet Exchange
Acadia Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session V (Sunday)

Acadia, Bissonet, and Carondelet Ballrooms
Zoom meeting ID:

Call to Order and Invocation

Owning Your Creative Content: Cryptocurrency, Accessibility, and the Organized Blind Movement

Suman Kanuganti, CEO,; San Diego, California

Building the Future Together: A Report from Our Jernigan Institute

Anil Lewis, Executive Director for Blindness Initiatives, National Federation of the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland

Stretching the Dimensions of Nonvisual Learning: Blind-Led Youth Programming and Engineering

Natalie Shaheen, SABER: NFB EQ Program Director and Assistant Professor, Illinois State University; Normal, Illinois
Madeline Mau, Student, NFB EQ Online 2021; Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Robert Eggleston, Student, NFB EQ 2021; Virginia Beach, Virginia
Maura Loberg, Student, NFB EQ 2019; Lincoln, Nebraska
Gabriel Mendez-Frances, Student, NFB EQ 2019; Birmingham, Alabama
Andrea Cataquiz, Student, NFB EQ 2021; Glendale Heights, Illinois
Abby Duffy, Student, NFB EQ 2019 and NFB EQ Online 2020; Concord, New Hampshire

Accessibility Awareness on a Global Scale: Bringing Tech Professionals to Our Movement of Equality

Jennison Asuncion, Co-founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and Vice Chair, GAAD Foundation; City, State

Creating Content with Accessibility as the Default: Celebrating Drupal's Olivero Theme and Calling for More Blind Contributors

Mike Gifford, Senior Strategist, CivicActions, and Drupal Core Accessibility Maintainer; Lafayette, California

The Right to Participate Fully in Twenty-First Century America: Civil Rights Advancement at the United States Department of Justice

Anne Raish, Principal Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Section, United States Department of Justice; Washington, District of Columbia

Leading through Literacy: A New Library Director Committed to Partnership with the Organized Blind Movement 

Jason Broughton, Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled; Washington, District of Columbia

Reports and Resolutions


Noon - 1:45 p.m. Raffles and Drawings

Studio 10

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. National Library Service: Help Us Shape the Future

Galerie 4
Join us to provide your input, sign up for beta test opportunities, and see the latest NLS technology including both eReaders. This session is hosted by the newly formed Patron Engagement Section, and we are seeking your feedback.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Contribute to Making Drupal Even More Accessible 

Salon B
Mike Gifford spearheads Drupal’s accessibility. Many of Drupal's advances in accessibility have been inspired by blind developers. Learn how you can be involved, even if you aren't a developer. Many open source projects depend on volunteers, and you, too, can contribute.
Mike Gifford, Senior Strategist, CivicActions and Drupal Core Accessibility Maintainer

Noon - 1:45 p.m. Banquet Exchange

Acadia Ballroom Foyer
Final opportunity to exchange banquet tickets prior to banquet.

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Session VI (Sunday)

Acadia, Bissonet, and Carondelet Ballrooms
Zoom meeting ID:

Call to Order

The Fifteenth Annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards 

Everette Bacon, Chairperson, Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Committee, and Board Member, National Federation of the Blind; Salt Lake City, Utah

Transformation in Employment: Smart Partnership to Build the Future Together

Regina Kline, CEO and Founder, SmartJob, LLC; Alexandria, Virginia

Diversity at Kellogg: A Commitment that Raises Expectations for Blind Empowerment

Wilson Ray, Sr., Director, Retail Sales Operations, Kellogg Company; Kalamazoo, Michigan

Engineering a New Response: Transforming At-Home Testing through Partnership with the Blind

Jill Heemskerk, Deputy Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, Maryland 

Going My Way: Driving Accessibility through Innovative Autonomous Transportation

Michelle Peacock, Global Public Policy Director, Waymo; Mountain View, California

Supreme Action to Shatter Low Expectations: Living Blind and Serving on the Bench

Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, Michigan Supreme Court; Lansing, Michigan

Owning Our Stories: Raising the Impact of Individuals by Sharing the History of Our Movement

Peggy Chong, The Blind History Lady; Aurora, Colorado

Reports and Resolutions


7:00 p.m. Banquet (Sunday)

Acadia, Bissonet, and Carondelet Ballrooms
Zoom meeting ID:

Special thanks to our Elite convention sponsor, Kellogg Company.

  • Invocation
  • Master of Ceremonies: Pam Allen
  • Introductions and Presentations
  • Banquet Address: Mark Riccobono
  • Scholarship Awards