Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gone in a Blink of an Eye

This week has been similar to last week, except slightly less busy: which is to be expected, as the house is not in session, and there is not as much stuff going on. However, when you are doing research, there is always work to be done.

Although this is another short week for me, I still have had lot to do. I have been studying the Title Two of the Social Security Act, and trying to understand the parts relating to the disabled and the blind. I am trying to understand the limitations set by the Social Security Disability Insurance, for disabled individuals that may prevent them from finding a job. Apparently the limitations are very high, and that is why there are many advocacy organizations calling for a change, so as to give the disabled more incentives to find a job.

On Friday I will be attending the National Federation of the Blind National Convention in Orlando Florida. The convention is a week-long event, during which I will be attending different meetings, participating in all kinds of seminars, and partaking in learning exercises, especially on issues pertaining to the blind and disabled, and multi-disabled.

The NFB convention is always is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest technology for the blind, the latest development in accessibility, the newest laws on the agenda to be pushed in congress, and the most recent challenges faced by the blind of America and the world. It is also a great networking opportunity, because there are new attendants at the convention, and every year there are more visitors from other countries. I look forward to learning a great deal at our latest annual convention. I will come back with a full head of all the latest that is going on in the blindness community, whether it is laws, technology, accessibility issues, and gossip, yes gossip. LOL Keep tuned

1 comment:

  1. I, too, am trying to study the limitations of Social Security Disability Insurance. Although it seems national organizations are making real strives toward creating a more accessible world, the fact remains: those without disabilities just don't understand the difficulties experienced on a daily basis by those who do suffer with disabilities. I've learned through experience the importance of Individual Disability Insurance in helping with the financial aspect of life. I'm hopeful that organizations like the NFB can help make the world around us more accessible. Thank you for the informative blog - I'll have to look into these conventions. Gossip is great :P


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