[NFBWATLK] Fwd: Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to the WAC available online

Judy Jones sonshines59 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 13 19:09:22 UTC 2018

Update, I went on the DSB page myself, and got to the info that way, thanks for letting us know.  It is good that they will also have the conference call available.


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From: NFBWATLK [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marci Carpenter via NFBWATLK
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Subject: [NFBWATLK] Fwd: Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to the WAC available online

The proposed updates to the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for the Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) are now available for comment. Some are related to the recent passage of the federal Workforce investment and Opportunity Act. There are, however, other changes in state regulations which DSB is proposing. I urge members to read and comment on these proposed changes. There is language in them about Order of Selection, informed choice and other important issues. DSB’s public hearing on the propose changes is Wednesday, February 7, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Seattle DSB office, 3411 S Alaska St. Those wishing to provide comments in person may do so at the hearing but i would also recommend putting them in writing. Written comments should be sent to info at dsb.wa.gov. Contact me or other NFBW board members or chapter Presidents if you need help putting your comments in writing. The current notice on the agency webpage does not specify a hard deadline for submitting written comments though you can make inferences based on the hearing date. The agency says they are going to clarify that on their website. 

These changes could significantly impact vocational rehabilitation services to blind people in Washington. I strongly encourage you to read and comment on the proposed changes t0 state law.


> Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Lockwood, LaDell (DSB)" <ladell.lockwood at dsb.wa.gov>
> Subject: Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to the WAC available online
> Date: January 12, 2018 at 11:03:00 AM PST
> To: "Theriault, Angela" <angeladtheriault at gmail.com>, "Martin, Cheryl" <cherylm at lilacblind.org>, "Van Winkle, Cindy" <cindy.vw at gmail.com>, "Cox, Kristina (DSB)" <kristina.cox at dsb.wa.gov>, "Miller, Danielle" <danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov>, "Cook, Debra" <debcook at uw.edu>, "Colley, Denise" <dmc0124 at comcast.net>, Edith Bishel Center <info at edithbishelcenter.org>, "Egler, Harry" <hegler at seattlelh.org>, "Itou, Arlene (DSB)" <arlene.itou at dsb.wa.gov>, "Kirschbaum, Teesha R (DSHS/WSRC)" <kirsctr at dshs.wa.gov>, "Durand, LouOma (DSB)" <louoma.durand at dsb.wa.gov>, "Carpenter, Marci" <mjc59 at comcast.net>, "McCallum, Scott" <scott.mccallum at wssb.wa.gov>, "Noel Nightingale " <nnightingale at comcast.net>, "Olson, Toby (ESD)" <TOlson2 at ESD.WA.GOV>, "Ott, Robert" <pilsung at comcast.net>, "Martsolf, Shannon Grady" <director at sightconnection.org>, Steve Fiksdal <steve at fiksdal.com>, "Ammeter, Sue" <sue.ammeter at cablespeed.com>, Tyler Kaye <tyler.kaye at sos.wa.gov>
> Cc: "Stannard, Meredith (DSB)" <meredith.stannard at dsb.wa.gov>, "MacKillop, Michael (DSB)" <michael.mackillop at dsb.wa.gov>
> The WAC Public Hearing information is online.  The direct link is: https://dsb.wa.gov/events/public-hearing-changes-agencys-washington-administrative-code.shtml <https://dsb.wa.gov/events/public-hearing-changes-agencys-washington-administrative-code.shtml>
> You can also find it through:
> ·         A link on  the DSB home page.
> ·         A link in the About Us drop down menu on all pages.
> ·         A link on the Events page: https://dsb.wa.gov/events/events.shtml <https://dsb.wa.gov/events/events.shtml>
> ·         An event posting on the agency Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DSBWashington/ <https://www.facebook.com/DSBWashington/>
> ·         A post on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6357634590143844352 <https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6357634590143844352>
> A. LaDell Lockwood | Communications Manager
> Washington State Department of Services for the Blind
> 3411 S. Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118
> 206.906.5529 | f 206.721.4103
> www.dsb.wa.gov <http://www.dsb.wa.gov/>
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