AFB DirectConnect, the American Foundation for the Blind's public policy information and action network, will help you keep abreast of developments in the legislative, regulatory and policy formation arenas affecting the blindness field. AFB-DC, offered free of charge to all interested individuals, is an effective tool to use in your personal and professional policy monitoring and advocacy work.
AFB DirectConnect will provide user-friendly targeted updates and alerts. AFB-DC replaces ,Words from Washington (WFW) which typically covered an array of diverse subject matter in each issue. On occasion, WFW was also used to deliver issue-specific calls to action when more time-sensitive matters arose. AFB Direct Connect will now provide you with more timely, detailed, topic-specific information and alerts only on issues that meet your particular interests.
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You will be able to choose from the following five topic areas. Examples of the type of issues covered under each topic are given. The list is only illustrative and other related issues may be covered under any of the general topics.
Access to Information
Technology (Section 508)
Telecommunications (Section 255)
Digital Rights Management (Copyright)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Section 501; Section 504
Voting (Help America Vote Act)
Reimbursement for low vision devices
Vision rehabilitation services
Chapter 2 Independent Living Program
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Transition School to Work