[Nfbnet-members-list] Email Message Concerning NAGDU Seminar 2011

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon Jun 27 23:54:54 UTC 2011

Email Message Concerning NAGDU Seminar 2011

             Would you like to be better prepared for screening at 
Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints and have the opportunity to
ask questions and share concerns with TSA? Would you like to learn 
more about in-flight emergency procedures from a veteran Flight 
Attendant? Then the seminar of the National Association of Guide Dog 
Users (NAGDU) is the place to be!
             On Tuesday, July 5, NAGDU will present "The blind Air 
Traveler", an exciting, literally "hands-on", interactive workshop. 
Whether you are a guide dog user or not, the information shared will 
help you better maneuver through airport security checkpoints and 
handle in-flight emergencies, so all blind air travelers will want to 
attend. Peg Slater, a veteran Flight Attendant, will better prepare 
you in the event you face an emergency situation in-flight. Peg will 
demonstrate how to use airline oxygen masks, how to use the seat 
cushion as a flotation device, how to inflate your personal 
floatation device (PFD), how to open the emergency exit door (even 
though we cannot sit in that row!), and the proper way to use the 
evacuation slide. Jeremy Buzzell, Senior Policy Advisor for the TSA's 
Office of Disability Policy and Outreach, will discuss TSA's security 
procedures and technology, screening of disabled individuals, as well 
as their service animals, how to resolve issues that arise during 
screening, and how to file a complaint with TSA. In addition to these 
stimulating workshops, you will learn more about NAGDU's innovative 
initiatives, hear news from the various guide dog training programs, 
and have an opportunity to "test drive" a guide dog!
             The NAGDU seminar will be held in the Panzacola H-3 
Ballroom, Level 1. Registration begins at 6:00 pm and the workshop 
begins at 7:00.   The seminar is free to all who wish to attend; 
however, donations will be appreciatively accepted. NAGDU will also 
hold a 50/50 drawing at the end of its meetings and take up a 
collection to defray the cost of the guide dog relief areas.
             In addition to Tuesday's workshop, NAGDU will hold its 
annual business meeting on Sunday, July 3 in the Panzacola H-3 
Ballroom, Level 1. During the business meeting, participants will 
learn more about NAGDU's Information & Advocacy Hotline, our Consumer 
Satisfaction Survey, hear about legal cases involving guide dog 
users, get affiliate division reports, elect officers & Board 
members, and receive reports from guide dog training programs. 
Registration for the business meeting begins at 6:00 pm and the 
meeting begins at 7:00.
For more information about the National Association of Guide Dog 
Users, you can visit our website at


Or send an email to

<mailto:President at NAGDU.ORG>President at NAGDU.ORG

Fraternally yours,
Marion Gwizdala, President
National Association of Guide Dog Users
National Federation of the Blind

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