RE: The Foundation for Blind Children
WHEREAS, the Foundation for Blind Children is a NAC-accredited agency for the blind; and
WHEREAS, NAC stands for the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired; and
WHEREAS, the National Accreditation Council for Agencies serving the Blind and Visually Impaired has accredited agencies serving the blind and schools for the blind which are among the worst in the nation, including the Minneapolis Society for the Blind (now known as Vision Loss Resources), the Cleveland Society for the Blind, the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, and the Illinois School for the Blind; and
WHEREAS, many of these NAC-accredited agencies have paid subminimum wages to their blind employees working in the sheltered workshops or have provided sub-standard education and rehabilitation services to blind consumers; and
WHEREAS, NAC-accredited agencies must pay hefty membership fees to maintain their accreditation status in good standing: NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona, in convention assembled, this 9th day of September, 2007, in the City of Tempe, Arizona, that this organization call upon the Foundation for Blind Children to renounce its membership in the National Accreditation Council for agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired.