2015 Legislative Seminar Agenda

Monday, February 23, 2015
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, Director of External Relations and Policy, ACB
 
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.  Legislative Imperatives I and II:  
Imperative I: H.R. 729, Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2015
http://acb.org/LILVdevice
Imperative II: The Reintroduction of the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act
http://acb.org/LICogswellMacy

Eric Bridges, Director of External Relations and Policy, 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. Imperative III:  What  the Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind is and the need for the U.S. Senate to Ratify It
http://acb.org/LIMarrakesh

Melanie Brunson, Executive Director, ACB
 
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   What’s New in the Land of Video Description and Accessible Emergency Alerts Compliance
Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
 
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.  Luncheon
Speaker: David Capozzi, Executive Director, U.S. Access Board
 
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.  The Good, the Grief, and the Regulatory Agenda for 2015 at the U.S. Department of Transportation
Livaughn Chapman (Chief, Aviation Civil Rights Compliance Branch) U.S. Department of Transportation
Anne Hammond (team lead) U.S. Department of Transportation
 
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.  Break
 
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.  The Do’s and Don’ts of Meeting with Members of Congress and Their Staff
Emily Shetty, Governmental Affairs, Stanton Park Group
 
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. The Universe of Policy Issues that Employers of People Who are Blind are Working on  
Kevin Lynch, President and CEO, National Industries for the Blind (NIB)
Tony Stephens, Public Policy and Advocacy Manager, National Industries for the Blind
 
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Logistics for Hill Visits and Wrap-Up
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director, ACB
Eric Bridges, Director of External Relations and Policy, ACB
 
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.  OPTIONAL: Getting Your Questions or Comments Answered in an Informal Setting
Eric Bridges, Director of External Relations and Policy, ACB
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The Hill Visit Report Packet 2015 along with the downloadable MS Word large print format can be found athttp://acb.org/HillVisitReport15
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