[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: National Federation of the Blind submits comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

David Andrews dandrews920 at comcast.net
Wed Mar 4 05:24:08 UTC 2020

>Please circulate the following message as widely 
>as appropriate. If you received this message 
>without the attached file, please contact
>Marion Gwizdala, President
>National Association of Guide Dog Users
>National Federation of the Blind
><mailto:President at NAGDU.ORG>President at NAGDU.ORG
>                 On Tuesday, March 3, the 
> National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and our 
> special interest division - the National 
> Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU) – 
> submitted our comments on the United States 
> Department of Transportation’s notice of 
> proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning service 
> animals under the Air Carrier Access Act. These 
> comments are attached to this message and can also be downloaded by visiting
>As the leading advocate for guide dog users, we 
>have worked with the airline industry to resolve 
>the serious issues this NPRM seeks to address.
>                 As the largest membership 
> organization of the blind in the United States, 
> it is important for us to make our collective 
> voice heard. It is equally important that the 
> grassroots individual voice be added. Such 
> action reinforces our position with real-life individual remarks.
>                 On Sunday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. 
> Eastern Daylight Time (7:00 p.m. Central; 6:00 
> p.m. Mountain; & 5:00 p.m. Pacific), the 
> National Association of Guide Dog Users will 
> host a national town Hall meeting to discuss 
> our comments, help you better understand our 
> position and better clarify yours, and learn 
> how to submit your comments on these proposed 
> rules. This meeting will be held in NAGDU’s 
> Zoom meeting room. Here’s how to join us:
>Although traditional conference call dialing is 
>available, we recommend using the free Zoom app 
>for the best audio quality and functionality. 
>The app is easy to use and is available on 
>iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and Mac.
>If you don't already have the app installed, you 
>will be prompted to do so when activating the 
>below Zoom link. Installing the app ahead of 
>time will give you the opportunity to customize it to your preference.
>There are now three ways to join NAGDU meetings:
> From any computer or Smart device, activate the 
> following link and follow the instructions:
>You will need a microphone on your computer in 
>order to have your voice heard in the cloud!
>2.       Tap one of these links from any smart phone:
>+16699006833,,8136262789# or
>You can also add one of these numbers to your 
>contacts list so you can use them for future meetings!
>3. Manually call by dialing either (669) 
>900-6833 or (408) 638-0968, then entering the ID 8136262789.
>The following are a few commands which can be 
>used during the meeting based on how you joined.
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>2. Windows: ALT+A to mute or unmute. ALT+Y to raise your hand.
>3. Mac: CMD+SHIFT+A to mute or unmute. OPTION+Y to raise your hand.
>4. Activate this link for a full list of 
>commands from either Windows or Mac: 
>Marion Gwizdala, President
>National Association of Guide Dog Users Inc. (NAGDU)
>National Federation of the Blind
>(813) 626-2789
>President at NAGDU.ORG
><http://nagdu.org/>Visit our website
><http://twitter.com/nagdu>Follow us on Twitter
>The National Federation of the Blind knows that 
>blindness is not the characteristic that defines 
>you or your future. Every day we raise 
>expectations because low expectations create 
>barriers between blind  people and our dreams. 
>You can live the life you want! Blindness is not what holds you back.

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