2017 Legislative Seminar Agenda

American Council of the Blind

2017 Legislative Seminar

Agenda

 

Monday, February 27, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.  

Introductions and Charting our Legislative Course 

Kim Charlson, President, American Council of the Blind (ACB) 

 

9:30 – 9:35 a.m.  

Special Thanks and Sponsors Welcome

Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB

 

9:35 – 9:55 a.m.  

Capitol Hill Update: Parsing DC’s Political Landscape

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.  

Gaining Ground: Moving the Ball for the Short- and Long-Term Agenda around Blindness Issues

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Sandy Neuzil, Co-Chair, Reston VIP

John Cox, Co-Chair, Vienna VIP

 

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.   

Break 

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Access in the Skies: U.S. Transportation Update 

Livaughn Chapman Jr., Chief, Aviation Civil Rights Compliance Branch, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation

 

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Break

  

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.  

Working Lunch: Feeding the Echo Chamber 

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

Sponsor Spotlight – Kelly Egan, Sprint

 

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. 

CVAA Successes and Shortcomings: FCC Update

Will Schell, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission

 

2:00 – 2:15 p.m

Break

 

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.  

Perfecting Policy Points: 2017 Imperatives Overview

Kim Charlson, President, ACB

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

 

3:30 – 4:00 p.m

Logistics for Hill Visits and Wrap-Up 

ACB Staff