Summary of 2014 ACB Resolutions

Resolution 2014-01 directs ACB’s elected and staff leadership to implement all appropriate strategies to address the widespread problem of the misrepresentation of untrained and inappropriate animals as service animals.
 
Resolution 2014-02 calls upon Lions Clubs International to adopt a replica straight cane as a more accurate and appropriate symbol of the cane currently in use by most individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
 
Resolution 2014-03 identifies a variety of limitations, inadequacies, and challenges with the current nationwide provision of orientation and mobility training to children and youth with vision loss; directs ACB to take responsive action through advocacy and educational outreach; and demands that the U.S. Department of Education take immediate monitoring and enforcement action.
 
Resolution 2014-04 identifies a variety of limitations, inadequacies, and challenges with the current nationwide provision of braille instruction to children and youth with vision loss; directs ACB to take responsive action through advocacy and educational outreach; and demands that the U.S. Department of Education take immediate monitoring and enforcement action.
 
Resolution 2014-05 directs the ACB elected and staff leadership to enter only into agreements with convention facilities (i.e., hotels, etc.) when such facilities are in compliance with all applicable fire safety codes, and bars ACB from entering into such agreements when facilities are not in compliance and/or where no applicable fire safety codes are in force.
 
Resolution 2014-06 expresses deep frustration with the U.S. government's failure to fulfill its judicially recognized obligation to provide accessible paper currency, and empowers ACB’s elected and staff leadership to explore all appropriate means for compelling immediate compliance.
 
Resolution 2014-07 calls upon Overdrive, Inc. to make its library access software fully accessible to library patrons who are blind or visually impaired, and calls upon all public and academic libraries to join in this effort.
 
Resolution 2014-08 expresses ACB's support for the development and ultimate establishment of a Humphreys Randolph-Sheppard Employment Institute for the purpose of expanding the Randolph-Sheppard vending program nationwide.
 
Resolution 2014-09 clarifies that the recommendations proposed by the National Council on Disability to replace current law's allowance of the payment of subminimum wages with a supported employment model do not satisfy ACB's expectations for any policy proposal aiming to eliminate the subminimum wage allowance.
 
Resolution 2014-10 calls upon the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to refrain from defending federal agencies in court when such agencies face claims of Section 508 violation and have not met the "good faith" criteria which ACB urges DOJ to adopt.
 
Resolution 2014-11 demands that the U.S. Secretary of Labor amend the recently promulgated revisions to the Section 503 regulations concerning the affirmative action obligations of federal contractors to address the failure of such revisions to adequately communicate the technology accessibility obligations of such contractors.
 
Resolution 2014-12 requests that BARD book listings include indicators of book availability via download and cartridge or download-only.
 
Resolution 2014-13 reiterates ACB’s long-standing demand that all Medicare-related notices and/or documents requiring attention be offered in accessible format.
 
Resolution 2014-14 describes ACB’s deep concern with so-called cluster postal mail delivery and expresses opposition to its implementation.
 
Resolution 2014-15 identifies attitudinal and other systemic barriers to the promotion of the Randolph-Sheppard vending program; calls upon the Rehabilitation Services Administration, as well as state and other public entities, to work to address these barriers, and enlists the help of ACB and its affiliates in marketing the vending program more effectively.
 
Resolution 2014-16 decries the widespread failure of the cable and satellite industries to develop and deploy set-top box and related equipment that is required to be accessible by law, and directs ACB’s elected and staff leadership to aggressively engage with the industry to compel accessibility.
 
Resolution 2014-17 expresses reservations about the nationwide emergence of so-called ride-share services, calls upon ACB’s Transportation Committee to develop a study and recommendations paper with input from Guide Dog Users, Inc., and requires the ACB president to report on the paper's recommendations and any implementation at the 2015 ACB conference and convention.
 
Resolution 2014-18 expresses thanks to the Riviera Hotel & Casino.
 
Resolution 2014-19 expresses deep appreciation to the 2014 conference and convention host committee and to the Nevada Council of the Blind.
 
Resolution 2014-20 expresses profound gratitude to all who offered volunteer assistance to attendees of the 2014 conference and convention.