NFB 2014 Washington Seminar


Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024


Monday, January 27, through Thursday, January 30, 2014
Great Gathering-In--Monday, January 27, 2014
Congressional Appointments--January 28 through January 30, 2014


Five hundred people from the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Most of those attending will be blind.


The Opening Session will begin Monday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Columbia Room on the first floor of the Holiday Inn Capitol and will adjourn promptly at 7:00 p.m. Legislative appointments should be made for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Senate and House office buildings. Meetings for NFB members to review the legislative progress and provide guidance will occur Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


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.

Washington Seminar Agenda

2014 Washington Seminar Agenda (HTML)

Download the Washington Seminar Agenda (Word)

Download the Washington Seminar Agenda (BRF)


2014 Legislative Agenda
2014 Fair Wages Fact Sheet

Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Page
2014 Technology, Education, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH) Fact Sheet

TEACH Act Page
2014 Air Carrier Technology Accessibility Act (ACTA) Fact Sheet


Fair Wages News Report - WXII 12 News, November 2013


Washington Seminar 2013 - Braille Monitor, March 2013

Washington Seminar 2012 - Braille Monitor, March 2012

Washington Seminar 2011 - Braille Monitor, March 2011

Washington Seminar 2010 - Braille Monitor, March 2010

Washington Seminar 2009 - Braille Monitor, April 2009

Washington Seminar 2008 - Braille Monitor, March 2008

Washington Seminar 2007 - Braille Monitor, March 2007

Washington Seminar 2006 - Braille Monitor, March 2006

Washington Seminar 2005 - Braille Monitor, March 2005

Washington Seminar 2004 - Braille Monitor, March 2004

Washington Seminar 2003 - Braille Monitor, March 2003

Washington Seminar 2002 - Braille Monitor, April 2002


Additional information may be obtained by contacting the National Federation of the Blind National Office at 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, telephone (410) 659-9314.