(Editor's Note: This publication reflects only those resolutions which were adopted by the convention. Resolutions which were referred to other ACB entities for further consideration, tabled or withdrawn are not included in this document.)

Resolution 2007-01 directs ACB officers, directors and staff to work with Congress to seek sponsorship for legislation that requires school districts to provide parents who are blind or visually impaired access to all educational materials; that affiliates seek the same legislation to achieve the same goals; and that a report be given on implementation at the 2008 convention.

Resolution 2007-02 directs ACB to support the use of destination elevators when and only when the information provided by the elevator control panel is understandable and available via tactile, audible and visual means; full accessibility means tactile information in the form of a refreshable braille display; in addition to the braille display at the control panels, tactile information identifying the elevator car must also be provided; and there should also be consistency in the placement of the elevator control panel in all elevator banks.

Resolution 2007-03 directs the organization to encourage the U.S. Access Board to update the Section 508 standards, to urge federal agencies to establish well-documented accessibility validation procedures prior to procuring or deploying any technologies; defines adequate evidence of accessibility; requires that validation procedures include objective evaluation by a qualified third party; and that updated accessibility standards provide clear guidelines to streamline the complaint process to facilitate prompt resolution, and to remove the onus from the disabled user to prove that technologies are not inaccessible.

Resolution 2007-04 directs that this organization initiate and participate in discussions with legislators and healthcare administrators concerning the establishment of paperless healthcare record systems so as to ensure that their design will enable consumers who are blind and visually impaired have equal access to such systems.

Resolution 2007-06 directs that this organization commend the outstanding efforts put forth by Chelsea Ross, and that a suitably prepared copy of this resolution be sent to her.

Resolution 2007-08 directs ACB staff and strongly encourages ACB members and affiliates to urge the FCC chairman to add consumers and producers who are knowledgeable advocates to the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee and to add information regarding the implementation and dissemination of video description within digital broadcasts.

Resolution 2007-10 directs ACB to look at revising the pedestrian safety handbook and advises the involvement of the necessary entities which will effect the satisfactory outcome.

Resolution 2007-11 directs that ACB advocate for federal requirements which would withhold federal highway funds from any state that fails to adopt legislation requiring a firm deadline after which date any motorist operating a motorized vehicle failing to have significant, measurable sound emission, which is emitted during moving and idling phases, shall be subject to a fine, in the same manner as a motorist may be fined for driving without headlights after sundown. ACB will provide assistance to all its state affiliates who wish to advocate for legislation at state levels in order to implement the sense of this resolution. Directs its national staff to provide model legislative language implementing the sense of this resolution before the end of 2007.

Resolution 2007-12 directs that ACB call upon its officers, directors and staff to seek introduction and adoption of federal legislation which will require cost parity of telecommunication equipment and services between non-disabled users and blind, low vision, or disabled users to require accessibility features in order to achieve full access.

Resolution 2007-13 directs ACB officers and staff to take all appropriate actions to encourage the Bush administration to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; that ACB place all possible influence on the executive branch concerning support of this treaty; and that this organization adamantly suggest that a treaty of this magnitude warrants prominent dissemination throughout the White House media.

Resolution 2007-17 directs that this organization, in conjunction with its affiliate Visually Impaired Veterans of America (VIVA), demand that the Department of Veterans Affairs comply with its legal obligation by providing correspondence and other printed material to veterans who are blind or visually impaired in accessible formats.

Resolution 2007-18 directs officers, directors and staff to set a goal, when working with appliance manufacturers, of universal accessibility of all brands and models of large and small gas and electrical appliances.

Resolution 2007-21 directs that this organization strongly urge the United States Department of Justice to apply Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act to web site proprietors who deny access to their web sites by users who are blind and visually impaired through the use of inaccessible CAPTCHA; and directs officers, directors and staff of ACB to engage in consultation and provide technical assistance to web site designers to ameliorate the current egregious barriers to web access caused by current applications of CAPTCHA.

Resolution 2007-24 directs ACB to join with its affiliate, the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI), in encouraging that any solutions ultimately achieved in terms of accessibility to United States currency consider both tactile markings or adaptation of currency, as well as the placing of enlarged print font denomination numbers on all eight corners of each bill of legal tender.

Resolution 2007-25 commends the task force on rehabilitation issues for its white paper on rehabilitation and training, and ratifies the action of the board, adopting the white paper on rehabilitation training as the statement of the official position of the American Council of the Blind.

Resolution 2007-26 directs that this organization encourage its members to seek seats on federally mandated rehabilitation councils and also seek seats on blindness-specific rehabilitation advisory boards, as well as seeking seats on appointed boards and commissions for the blind in states that offer this governance over blind services.

Resolution 2007-27 directs ACB to communicate to Apple its extreme displeasure at Apple's increasing pattern of exclusion of potential customers who are blind or visually impaired, to express its willingness to consult with Apple on future software and hardware design to include universal design principles, and directs its staff to provide assistance to any member or affiliate who has experienced the lack of accessibility of the iPhone and who therefore wishes to file a complaint for the United States Federal Communication Commission under Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Resolution 2007-28 directs ACB to urge Comcast to immediately begin the process of making bills and other print materials available to its blind and visually impaired members in accessible formats.

Resolution 2007-29 directs that this organization urge the United States Congress and the President of the United States to enact legislation implementing the rulings of District Court Judge James Robertson in American Council of the Blind v. Secretary of The United States Treasury.

Resolution 2007-30 directs this organization to urge Congress to strengthen and revitalize the Randolph-Sheppard Program.

Resolution 2007-33 expresses ACB's thanks and appreciation for the services and accommodations provided by the Hyatt Regency Hotel and its staff during the 2007 ACB national convention.

Resolution 2007-34 thanks and commends the host committee and the ACB of Minnesota for their fine work.

Resolution 2007-35 directs that this organization warmly and most sincerely express its appreciation to all volunteers who worked to assist the attendees of the 2007 ACB convention, and that this organization requests yet one more accommodation from Ms. Beaman, that being to assist in communicating this resolution, or its sense, to all volunteers.

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