[fcb-l] Save The Date!
mulrich at centurylink.net
Thu Dec 23 08:00:06 GMT 2010
can you please post a reminder a few days before this conference call?
I'd like to chime in on this.
Thanks, ... Mike
Council of the Blind
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From: Debbie Grubb
To: fcb-l at acb.org
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:29 PM
Subject: [fcb-l] Save The Date!
Save the date!
Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 3-00 PM to 5-00 PM Eastern Time.
Why? Because the ACB Environmental Access Committee wants to hear from you during our first ever office hours teleconference regarding three vitally important pedestrian access questions ranging from
specific problems that you face as a pedestrian with a visual impairment, solutions to these problems based on your personal experience, and, finally, your thoughts regarding effective community based advocacy.
As a participant in this teleconference, you may address any or all of the questions under discussion. In order to make the best use of our time, each participant will be allocated three (3) minutes to address the committee. The questions are provided in this invitation to assist you to prepare for your presentation.
When you are called upon to speak, you will be asked for your name, an e-mail address and, if you feel comfortable providing it on the call, a telephone number. The Environmental Access Committee may wish to contact you in order to discuss in more detail something that you raised during the teleconference.
ACB President, Mitch Pomerantz, will serve as event moderator. The call will be recorded and scribes will capture your comments as well.
In order to participate in the Environmental Access Committee's Office Hours teleconference, please call 218-936-4700, access code, 130132#.
The three questions to be considered during the teleconference follow:
1. As a pedestrian with a visual impairment, what do you consider to be the greatest danger or impediment to your traveling safely and independently in your community? For example, some dangers or impediments may be sidewalk obstructions, cars parked on or across sidewalks, the placement of trash cans, the lack of an accessible pathway through or around a construction site, people loitering at a corner, etc.
2. As a pedestrian with a visual impairment, what specific things do you feel should be done that would improve safer travel for pedestrians in your community? Examples may be the installation of accessible pedestrian signals, the installation of detectable warnings on curb ramps and blended corners, raised pathways through parking lots that link the public right of way with a building, the orientation of curb ramps so they are in alignment with the opposite corner etc.
3. How can local communities address these concerns and how do you see your role as a citizen in this process?
The ACB Environmental Access Committee looks forward to your participation in this process that will enable us to determine the ongoing work of the committee on behalf of all pedestrians with a visual impairment.
Debbie Grubb: (FL), Chair
Christopher G. Bell: (MN)
Tammy Cantrell: (MS)
Larry Johnson: (TX)
Eugene Lozano: (CA)
Kathy Lyons: (NY)
Pat Sheehan: (MD)
Eric Bridges, Staff Liaison: (VA)
Kim Charlson, Officer Liaison: (MA)
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