[tabi] Re: Fw: [Nfbnet-master-list] Teleseminar: Service Animals in Places ofPublic Accommodation

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:22:00 -0400

Thanks Lynn!

On 7/26/11, Lynn Evans <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Andrews
> To: nfbnet-master-list@xxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 1:41 AM
> Subject: [Nfbnet-master-list] Teleseminar: Service Animals in Places
> ofPublic Accommodation
> Please distribute the following announcement as widely as appropriate.
> National Association of Guide Dog Users
> National Federation of the Blind
> July 21, 2011
> Teleseminar: Service Animals in Places of Public Accommodation
>             What are the rights and responsibilities of service animal users
> in places of public accommodation? Are there circumstances under which a
> business is allowed to refuse access to an individual accompanied by a
> service animal? What is the best way to resolve issues that arise because of
> the choice to use a service animal? What remedies are available to those who
> feel their civil rights have been violated? These questions and many more
> will be answered in an upcoming special teleseminar.
>             The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU), a strong
> and proud division of the National Federation of the Blind, will host
> "Service Animals in Places of public Accommodation" on Sunday, August 21,
> 2011 at 8:00 pm eastern  Daylight Time (7:00 pm Central; 6:00 pm Mountain;
> and 5:00 pm Pacific). This teleseminar is absolutely free; however
> reservations are required. Participation is limited and is on a first come
> first served basis.
> Who Should Attend?
>             This teleseminar is designed to teach service animal users how
> to best protect their rights and empower them to be effective
> self-advocates. It is also meant to help owners and operators of public
> accommodations understand their rights and responsibilities under the law.
> The goal of this workshop is to encourage proactive solutions to the
> challenges faced by service animal users through effective education and
> accurate information. In order to reserve your space in this teleseminar,
> please send your name, city & state, and your email address by Thursday,
> August18, 2011 to
> Info@xxxxxxxxx
> We would like to know if you are a service animal user or represent a public
> accommodation. If you represent a public accommodation, what type of public
> accommodation do you represent? This information will help us better plan
> the content of the teleseminar. An email confirmation with the call-in
> number and access codes will be sent to you. Those without email access or
> who would like more information may call 813-626-2789.
> Please note: This conference will be recorded. Participation in the
> conference implies an agreement to and authorization for such recording in
> compliance with state and federal laws. The information provided during this
> teleseminar is intended as informal guidance only and should not be
> construed as legal advice. The call-in telephone number is not toll-free;
> the National Association of Guide Dog Users, the National Federation of the
> Blind, or any of its affiliates, divisions, or chapters will not be
> responsible for any telephone charges or fees that may be incurred as the
> result of participation in this seminar. For more information about the
> National Association of Guide Dog Users, the National Federation of the
> Blind, or to locate a Chapter in your area, you may visit the following
> websites:
> National Association of Guide Dog Users
> National Federation of the Blind
>             The National Association of Guide Dog Users also operates a
> nationwide hotline. Callers can choose to listen to general information
> about the federal regulations concerning service animals, as well as
> industry-specific guidance for restaurants, taxicabs, and health care
> facilities. Those needing immediate assistance can connect to an advocate
> who has been trained to resolve access issues. The NAGDU Information &
> Advocacy Hotline is available by calling 888-NAGDU411 (888-624-3841). Those
> with long distance calling plans can save the association toll charges by
> using our local number - 813-658-5749.
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