2016 Legislative Seminar Agenda

American Council of the Blind
2016 Legislative Seminar
Agenda

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Monday, February 29, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  
Introductions and Teeing Up the Day’s Events
Kim Charlson, President, American Council of the Blind (ACB)
Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB
Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB
 
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.  
Legislative Imperatives I and II:  Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2015 and
The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act
Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB
Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
 
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.   
Break
 
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Bridging State Advocacy with National Imperatives
Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB
Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, AFB
Rebecca Sheffield, Ph.D., Senior Policy Researcher, AFB
  
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
FCC Update
Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
 
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.  
Luncheon
Speaker: Carl Augusto, President & CEO, AFB
 
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. 
Department of Transportation Update
Anne Hammond, Disability Issues Team Leader, Aviation Consumer Protection Division, U.S. Department of Transportation
Livaughn Chapman Jr., Chief, Aviation Civil Rights Compliance Branch, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation
 
2:00 – 2:15
Break
 
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 
Imperatives III & IV
Kim Charlson, President, ACB
Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB
Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB
 
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
From Here to Home – Practicing Messaging for the Hill and Beyond  
Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB
 
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Logistics for Hill Visits and Wrap-Up
Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB
Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

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