National Federation of the Blind 2021 State Convention
September 2-5, 2021
The National Federation of the Blind of Arizona thanks the following individuals, companies and organizations for their support of Blind Arizonans handling “Our Unfinished Business…” of us living the lives we want.
SAAVI Services for the Blind
SAAVI Services for the Blind is a blindness rehabilitation training center, providing skills training in non-visual techniques to people of all ages. Whether a student is new to blindness; has received training in the past and would like to learn new skills; or if an individual is experiencing vision loss for the first time, our goal is to provide skills training so our students may lead productive and independent lives. We use non-visual structured discovery instruction for students participating in our programs. This approach involves creating an authentic approach to blindness skills training; utilizing the learning shade and focus on problem solving for skill development. We believe that it is not about what you can see, it is about what you can do. At SAAVI, it is our motto and belief to expect more of our students. High expectations mean high achievements for program participants.
We expect more of our students, and in turn they set high expectations for themselves. Thus, achieving more and becoming more. Expect More, Achieve More, Become More.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Non-24 Hour Sleep Wake Circadian Rhythm Disorder is a serious chronic disorder for people who are blind or visually impaired and unable to perceive any or enough light, the body clock and sleep-wake cycle can become out of sync with the 24-hour day-night cycle. People who have non-24 experience a constant daily shift in the times when their body expects to sleep and be awake, creating periods when they may be awake at night and want to sleep during the day. Without enough or any light cues, individuals living with non-24 may experience the following symptoms:
- Trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep during the night
- A strong urge to sleep during the day or a tendency to fall asleep unexpectedly
- Sleep patterns that are different from those of most other people they know
***these symptoms may greatly affect the quality of your life.
For further information on non-24, contact: Shauna Jatho RN, clinical nurse educator 202.538.0396
Team Select Mobile Physicians
We are Team Select Mobile Physicians, a doctor-to-your-door primary care group. Our goal is to ensure you receive the best possible care from start to finish in the comfort of your own home. Throughout your treatment plan we will continue to collaborate closely with your specialists. We also work with mobile pharmacies, labs, and radiology companies to ensure a care plan that is right for you! With providers available five days a week for consultations in person or via telehealth, we’re only a call away!
Phone: (602) 715 2568
ACCESS Interior Design
ACCESS Interior Design LLC is focused on guiding homeowners to their design needs for one space in their residence. Kimberly Parks is a blind interior design consultant. She meets with the client to determine what they need in their space; furniture, fixtures, lighting, appliances, other equipment, work areas, and more. She believes that interior design is about functional organization and wellbeing within a personal space, while considering style trends, it is not always the main purpose for design. Everyone deserves to live comfortably and with ease in their own home.
You can call Kimberly to schedule a ZOOM meeting at 602-432-9055 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website coming soon.
Arizona Participating Operators Committee
The Arizona Participating Operators Committee (APOC) represents elected peers of blind entrepreneurs promoting blind people in the Arizona Business Enterprise Program. The Arizona Business Enterprise program gives blind people the opportunity to work in areas such as vending and restaurant management. For more please visit: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/rehabilitation-services/business-enterprise-program-bep-0
Meg’s Vending and Food Services LLC
My name is Megan Homrighausen. I am a blind operator in the Arizona Business Enterprise Program. I operate the Scottsdale vending route with my staff. I have been a blind operator for 4 years. Thank you for the opportunity to give back to the National Federation of The Blind and NFB of Arizona. Thank you for your encouragement and support.
Sun Sounds of Arizona
Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to print information to people who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability. Sun Sounds broadcasts the reading of over 200 local and national publications 24/7 from our studios in Tempe, Flagstaff, and Tucson. All reading is done by hundreds of trained volunteers.We are available on the radio, smart home devices, and internet, as a live stream or podcast. Sun Sounds also helps listeners in hospitals and residential facilities around. Sun Sounds bridges the information gap between current print media and people who cannot use it because of a disability. www.sunsounds.org