Independence Foundation Fellow Julie Foster has been invited to present at the 2014 Pennsylvania Convention of the National Federation of the Blind in State College, PA.
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the largest organization in the United States providing advocacy and support to blind and visually impaired persons. Founded in 1940, the Federation has grown to over fifty-thousand members and has expanded to include affiliates and local chapters in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Committed to promoting equal opportunity for the blind, the Federation works toward the removal of legal, economic, and societal barriers to full participation by blind people in employment, education, recreation, and other aspects of community life. Scheduled for the 2014 PA Convention are deliberations on state and local policy matters, features on substantive blindness-related programming, special exhibits of interest to members, and more.
In September, Ms. Foster launched the Disability Employment Discrimination Project, which offers legal services to individuals with disabilities and helps ensure the fulfillment of their employment rights. She has been invited to address the NFB membership and hold a special presentation on the project to spread awareness to those who might be eligible.
The Law Center is honored to have been invited to the Convention and looks forward to presenting the legal, educational, and outreach components of the Disability Employment Discrimination Project.
The Atherton Hotel
125 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16802
Friday, November 7th, 2014 to
Sunday, November 9th, 2014