[NFBWATlk] Quick question regarding Convention
mjc59 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 28 03:28:02 UTC 2019
I am really glad you will be attending convention. We don’t have a formal Spanish translation system set up. This would require purchasing equipment which we have not had the money to do. Jim Portillo spoke with me about the student you mentioned. Jim will be doing some translating with the student and I appreciate your willingness to also do that. If I can find another person who can assist in translation I will have that person contact you and Jim.
I want everyone to feel welcome at our conventions so we will continue to work on this.
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> On Oct 27, 2019, at 7:57 PM, Humberto Avila via NFBWATlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Dear NFBW List Members:
> This upcoming weekend, I will be attending the NFBW State Convention in Olympia, at the Hotel R L. I will be travelling (and perhaps rooming) with a gentleman from Kennewick who is a Spanish speaker, and whose English proficiency is somewhat minimal.
> I am concerned about him being able to understand many of the presentations covered as well as the general sessions.
> My question is, will there be a Spanish interpretation service, just like (I have heard) there are within the National Conventions of the NFB? If so, how can this be arranged?
> Will there be a connect person that he could go to, get his questions answered, and perhaps help him be “at home” by interpreting / accessing the content of the convention meetings? I can always sit with him and do this, unless there are moments in which our interest diverge within the Convention agenda, and so I am just wondering.
> He is coming from the DSB Orientation and Training Center (OTC) as I am.
> Any feedback and suggestions are welcome! Thanks again in advance and I hope to see ya all at Convention!!
> Sincerely Yours,
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