d successfully by 180
nations around the world, who have made their currency readily
distinguishable to people who are blind and visually impaired. The number
of people with vision impairments is expected to increase substantially as
the baby boom generation ages, thereby making it more important than ever
that U.S. currency be accessible in the coming years. According to the
Department of the Treasury, new printing equipment is expected to be in
place by 2012. NCD has urged the Department of the Treasury to use this
opportunity to phase in accessible currency.
NCD Member Activities
On February 18, NCD board member Young Woo Kang, Ph.D., was honored
when the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association named him and two
others as Distinguished Alumni Fellows for 2008.
Dr. Kang is an author and the founding president of the Education and
Rehabilitation Exchange Foundation, International, a nonprofit organization
in the United States and Korea that promotes equal participation for people
with disabilities through an annual international conference on disability
NCD's spring quarterly meeting will be held April 21-23, 2008, at the
Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.
Preparations are also under way for NCD's summer and fall quarterly
meetings, which will be held July 14-16, 2008, in Seattle, WA, and October
6-8, 2008, in Kansas City, MO.
These meetings are open to the public. People with disabilities are
encouraged to attend and participate in the daily public comment segments
of the meetings. The agendas will be posted at http://www.ncd.gov prior to each
GAO Issues FEMA Report
On February 27, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released
GAO-08-369, National Disaster Response: FEMA Should Take Action to Improve
Capacity and Coordination between Government and Voluntary Sectors.
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