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2015 Student Division Goalball Tournament

The Arizona Association of Blind Students is holding their very first goalball tournament, and we would like your help to make it as fun and successful as possible. The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 9th, at Tucson’s very own Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind. Pre-registration is required by May 1st for any teams or individual players wishing to participate in the tournament. Any individual players wanting to participate will be placed in a pool, and selected to join a team made up from other pool members.

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RE: Vendor Opportunities in Arizona

RESOLUTION 2014-07
RE: Vendor Opportunities in Arizona

WHEREAS, the Arizona Business Enterprise Program (AZBEP) operates under federal regulation 395.14 (B), and Arizona revised statute 23-504, and is administered by the assigned State Licensing Agency (SLA) – Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration; and

WHEREAS, under said authority the AZBEP holds the contracts for military dining services at US Army base Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Arizona, and visitation vending services at Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) prison complexes; and

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RE: Improving Student Participation in Non-Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind Activities

RESOLUTION 2014-06
RE: Improving Student Participation in
Non-Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind Activities

WHEREAS, The Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) is charged with the mission of providing blind students with an education comparable to local school districts; and

WHEREAS, ASDB is charged with providing guardianship in place of parents of the students who reside in dormitories; and

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RE: Educational Institutions’ Commitments to Accessible Technology

RESOLUTION 2014-05
RE: Educational Institutions’ Commitments to Accessible Technology

WHEREAS, access to information is critical to education, career advancement, independence, and living a well-informed personal and professional life; and

WHEREAS, in the past decade the shift from print to digital information in educational institutions has been transformative; and

WHEREAS, digital technology and information have become an essential and integral part of education today; and

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RE: Principles That Should Govern the Purchase of Screen-Access Technology for Vocational Rehabilitation Clients

RESOLUTION 2014-04
RE: Principles That Should Govern the Purchase of Screen-Access Technology for Vocational Rehabilitation Clients

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RE: Seeking Funding for the Establishment of a Statewide Support Service Provider Program for Deaf-Blind Persons

RESOLUTION 2014-03
RE: Seeking Funding for 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

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RE: Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

RESOLUTION 2014-02
RE: Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

WHEREAS, the CRPD is the first international treaty to address disability rights and is based on the American values of equality and non-discrimination as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act; and

WHEREAS, the CRPD will export American Constitutional values around the world and improve access for Americans with disabilities, including veterans, students and business professionals who live, work, or travel abroad; and

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RE: A Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind Advisory Council

RESOLUTION 2014-01
RE: A Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind Advisory Council

WHEREAS, The Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) was first established in 1912 to provide education for students with sensory impairments such as blindness or deafness; and

WHEREAS, Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S § 15-1325 requires the superintendent, as well as all management and supervisory staff, to be competent educators of the deaf or the blind and to be acquainted with school management and class instruction of the deaf or the blind; and

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RE: Funding for the Independent Living for the Blind Program

RESOLUTION 2013-05
RE: Funding for the Independent Living for the Blind Program

WHEREAS, The Department of Economic Security, Rehabilitation Services Administration, provides unduplicated services to blind/visually impaired Arizonans in the areas of Independent Living, and

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