mjc59 at comcast.net
Sat Aug 2 19:54:39 UTC 2014
It is too bad that PAC was not notified before everyone else. Even though it wouldn’t change the outcome, it’s not good practice.
I think we should strongly promote NEWSLINE. I know that some people, especially older folks who have hearing loss, will or cannot use it, and that it does not provide the grocery ads, but it can help some people. We can also discuss ways to promote it at the board meeting tomorrow.
On Aug 2, 2014, at 10:40 AM, debby phillips via nfbwatlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> PAC does not provide any funding to WTBBLIND, just advises. I think the ones I feel bad for are those who do not have access to Internet. There are older blind folks who do not and probably will not learn to use computers. They now have less access to information than they did before. As for many of us, we can access so much more info with our phones and computers than was possible when ERRS started. I think what irritated me most as a PAC member was that they did not inform us that this was happening. I believe we are all aware of the budget cuts that WTBBLIND and other agencies are experiencing. NFB funds large portions of Newsline, which people can subscribe to and get lots of news and other information. I think that change, in whatever form it takes, is difficult for people to accept. People who have used Evergreen Radio Reading Service for years have a hard time seeing a service that they valued go away, even though there are other sources for much of the same information. Peace, Debby
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