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How Is the Federal Government Working for People with Vision Loss?

July 2, 2019
in the foreground, Stacy Cervenka in the lawun outside the US Capitol building. The domed front of the capitol building is in the background.
Stacy Cervenka, Director Public Policy, AFB Public Policy and Research Institute
We are only halfway through the summer, but it has already been a busy one for AFB’s Public Policy team. In addition to bringing on board our new Director of Public Policy, Stacy Cervenka, we have been hard at work lending our expertise to the federal government on issues affecting people who are blind or visually impaired. Keep reading for an insight into the recent positions we have taken and comments submitted! Eliminating Subminimum Wages and Realizing Our Employment Potential The…

Obtaining Access to E-books ...Again

November 19, 2018
The American Foundation for the Blind was pleased to learn that the Librarian of Congress had approved the US Copyright Office’s recommendation to exempt certain classes of works from copyright restrictions to improve access to those works by people who are blind or visually impaired. Every three years, the Copyright Office conducts a rulemaking procedure to determine which classes of works should be exempt from the "prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access…