Honoring Walter Spillum
Whereas, Walter Spillum (Walt), who passed away on April 29, 2015, devoted over 4 decades of his life to people who are blind or have low vision in Japan; and
Whereas, Walt single-handedly created a training center in which English and blindness skills are taught to Japanese people who are blind or have low vision; and
Whereas, Walt has enriched the ACB community by facilitating the attendance of his students at our annual conference and convention;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled on the 7th day of July, 2015, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, that this organization recognize and value the life and work of Walter Spillum and appreciate his pioneering contributions to the field of international blindness education.
Ray Campbell, Secretary