Episode 191: National Federation of the Blind President, Mark Riccobono

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This week’s episode is devoted to an interview with National Federation of the
Blind President, Mark Riccobono. Here is a timeline of the key topics covered.
These are also chapters in the MP3 file.


Early life and background,1:44

NFB membership numbers and the place of advocacy organisations in the Internet

Feeding the family,16:43

Is NFB advancing a left wing agenda?,18:02

COVID at the 2022 convention,22:18

Is NFB truly a democratic organisation?,24:47

Perceived conflicts of interest,42:32

sexual misconduct,56:20

The place of Federation philosophy today,1:30:33

How does NFB determine which individual advocacy cases to take on?,1:34:55

Accessible COVID tests,1:37:55

accessible voting,1:40:04

advocacy for new accessibility legislation,1:42:05

The Museum of the Blind Peoples’ Movement,1:44:57


Concluding questions,1:50:26

Closing and contact info,1:54:41