Navigation Links
National Council on Disability to Hold Quarterly Board Meeting in Seattle to Learn Issues Affecting People with Disabilities in Pacific Northwest
Date:7/3/2008

WASHINGTON, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) will conduct its next quarterly meeting at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, Washington, beginning at 8:30 a.m. PDT on Monday, July 14 and ending at 4:30 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. This meeting is open to the public and free of charge.

The purpose of this meeting is for NCD to have open discussions about issues such as the Air Carrier Access Act, emergency preparedness, healthcare, employment, rights of parents with disabilities, regional issues impacting the disability community, accessible transportation, technology, and several other subjects of interest to the disability community.

Some of the many notable speakers include: The Honorable Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor, Seattle, Washington; Anthony Dennis, Counsel, Aetna, Inc.; Toby Olson, Executive Director, Washington State Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment; Barbara Graff, Director, Seattle Office of Emergency Management; Kelly Buckland, Executive Director, Idaho State Independent Living Council; Shawn Murinko, Commissioner, Washington State Human Rights Commission; Lynnae Ruttledge, Director, Washington State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation; Bill Lynch, Executive Director, Oregon State Council on Developmental Disabilities; The Honorable Sam Sullivan, Mayor, Vancouver, British Columbia; Laura Ruby, Senior Strategist, Global Policy and Standards, Microsoft Accessible Technology Group; and Katharine Hunter-Zaworski, Ph.D. P.E., Director, National Center for Accessible Transportation, Oregon State University.

Public comment sessions will be held Monday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. PDT and on Tuesday, July 15 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. PDT. The toll-free call-in number is 1-800-779-9513, and the pass code is "NCD Meeting." A reception will be held at the hotel for meeting participants, audience members, and stakeholders from the disability community on Tuesday, July 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PDT, immediately following the session for the day.

The entire agenda can be found at http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/quarterly/2008/agenda_july14-16-08.htm.

NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. NCD provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability, and empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

For more information, please contact NCD's Director of External Affairs Mark S. Quigley at mquigley@ncd.gov or 202-272-2004 or visit http://www.ncd.gov.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Council on Disability
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
2. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
3. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
4. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
7. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
8. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
9. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
10. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
11. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... Beleza Medspa has initiated a new program ... is the first time that Coolsculpting is being used for for more than just ... ensure they meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured by the circumference-based tape method. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Each year ... medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life University winner of a ... the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is approaching her last quarter ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... There are many ways to cook a ... (NHDSC) suggests that Americans prefer their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 ... their favorite way to cook a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at the ... their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , The ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, Hope ... lost their lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit Hope For ... provide more programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well as police, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Niederländische Chirurgen ... die es Ärzten erlaubt, ihre Expertise weltweit zu ... kombiniert Live Streaming mit einer Instant-Messaging-Funktion und der ... Mediziner in Europa, Afrika, Asien und den ... die Plattform registriert. Information und Weiterbildung   ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... beide primären Endpunkte und demonstriert ... in ‚ausgezeichneter plus guter , ...    ,      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130829/633895-a ... heute neue positive Daten von der MORA-Studie der ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016  Diana Russell suffers from a ... from the inside out.  This disease has put her ... her children and grandchildren to leave her home.  Because ... family cannot haul the wheelchair.  So if there is ... and Diana is left to wait for the bus. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: