[Nfbnet-members-list] An Article about NAC

Marion Gwizdala blind411 at verizon.net
Wed Jan 20 22:13:58 UTC 2016

Dear fellow Federationists,

                 For the past few years, the 
National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low 
Vision Services (NAC) has not been given much 
attention by the National Federation of the Blind 
because of its irrelevance in the field of work 
with the blind. So few rehabilitation agencies 
for the blind are NAC accredited, it seemed as if 
NAC was simply dying a slow death and we would 
read its obituary soon. In the past year or so, 
some have attempted to resuscitate NAC, bringing 
on a new Executive Director – Bill Robinson 
-   and trying to get a few more agencies 
accredited by its worthless standards, as 
evidenced by the accreditation of Leader dogs for 
the Blind, a measure that is the subject of a 
resolution written by Marion Gwizdala and Michael 
Hingson, president and vice president 
respectively of the National Association of Guide 
dog Users which was passed during the 2015 NFB convention.

                 Here is an article that is a 
must-read for anyone wishing to learn more about 
NAC and its history. More will appear in the 
February issue of  The Braille Monitor, so stay tuned!


Fraternally yours,
Marion Gwizdala

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