RE: The Establishment of a Statewide Support Service Provider Program For Deaf-Blind Persons

Year: 
2012
Resolution Number: 
2012-01

RESOLUTION 2012-01
RE: The Establishment of a Statewide Support Service Provider Program
For Deaf-Blind Persons

WHEREAS, individuals with deaf-blindness or combined hearing and vision loss often need assistance with such tasks as communicating with hearing-sighted persons in various situations; traveling into the community to conduct personal business and independent living tasks, going to medical appointments, handling print mail, attending group social and recreational activities, etc.; and

WHEREAS, deaf-blind persons often do not have sufficient financial resources to pay out of pocket for these specialized access services and

WHEREAS, programs to assist in providing these specialized access services to deaf-blind persons exist only in the Phoenix and Tucson areas; and

WHEREAS, deaf-blind individuals live across the entire state; and

WHEREAS, little or no Support Service Provider programs exist across the state of Arizona; and

WHEREAS, Support Service Provider programs exist in eight (8) states; and

WHEREAS, the Committee on Deaf-Blindness of the Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment is undertaking the organizing of a stakeholders group to spearhead development of a statewide Support Service Provider Program; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona, in convention assembled, in the City of Phoenix, Arizona, this 8th day of September, 2012, that this organization supports the establishment of a statewide Support Service Provider Program.

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