Washington Seminar, January 31 – February 3, 2011
The Washington Seminar is an annual event of the National Federation of the Blind to introduce the
agenda of blind Americans–the priority issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year.
The issues are selected from official positions of the Federation and may address concerns in the
following areas: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs; relevant civil rights issues;
educational programs and services; rehabilitation of the blind for competitive employment; the operation
of vending facilities by blind persons on public property; specialized library services for the blind; the
organization and funding of federal programs; and other timely topics. Approximately three legislative
initiatives are chosen for priority attention during the Washington Seminar.