[tabi] Fw: [fcb-l] Save The Date!

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  • Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:49:25 -0500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Debbie Grubb 
To: fcb-l@xxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:29 PM
Subject: [fcb-l] Save The Date!

Save the date!
Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 3-00 PM to 5-00 PM Eastern Time.
Why? Because the ACB Environmental Access Committee wants to hear from you 
during our first ever office hours teleconference regarding three vitally 
important pedestrian access questions ranging from  
specific problems that you face as a pedestrian with a visual impairment, 
solutions to these problems based on your personal experience,  and, finally, 
your thoughts regarding effective community based advocacy.

As a participant in this teleconference, you may address any or all of the 
questions under discussion. In order to make the best use of our time, each 
participant will be allocated three (3) minutes to address the committee. The 
questions are provided in this invitation to assist you to prepare for your 
When you are called upon to speak, you will be asked for your name, an e-mail 
address and, if you feel comfortable providing it on the call, a telephone 
number. The Environmental Access Committee may wish to contact you in order to 
discuss in more detail something that you raised during the teleconference. 

ACB President, Mitch Pomerantz, will serve as event moderator. The call will be 
recorded and scribes will  capture your comments as well.

In order to participate in the Environmental Access Committee's Office Hours 
teleconference, please call 218-936-4700, access code, 130132#.

The three questions to be considered during the teleconference follow:

1. As a pedestrian with a visual impairment, what do you consider to be the 
greatest danger or impediment to your traveling safely and independently in 
your community?  For example, some dangers or impediments may be sidewalk 
obstructions, cars parked on or across sidewalks, the placement of trash cans, 
the lack of an accessible pathway through or around a construction site, people 
loitering at a corner, etc.

2. As a pedestrian with a visual impairment, what specific things do you feel 
should be done that would improve safer travel for pedestrians in your 
community? Examples may be the installation of accessible pedestrian signals, 
the installation of detectable warnings on curb ramps and blended corners, 
raised pathways through parking lots that link the public right of way with a 
building, the orientation of curb ramps so they are in alignment with the 
opposite corner etc.
3. How can local communities address these concerns and how do you see your 
role as a citizen in this process? 

The ACB Environmental Access Committee looks forward to your participation in 
this process that will enable us to determine the ongoing work of the committee 
on behalf of all pedestrians with a visual impairment.


Debbie Grubb:  (FL), Chair
Christopher G. Bell:  (MN)
Tammy Cantrell:  (MS)
Larry Johnson:  (TX)
Eugene Lozano:  (CA)
Kathy Lyons:  (NY)
Pat Sheehan:  (MD)
Eric Bridges, Staff Liaison:  (VA)
Kim Charlson, Officer Liaison:  (MA)


Debbie Grubb


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