Brown, Goldstein & Levy was a proud sponsor of the 2023 National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Convention, hosted in Houston, TX from July 1 to July 6. The Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world, with over 2,400 people attending in person. The Convention offers training, support, and information for the blind on a variety of topics. It also serves as the governing body for the NFB to democratically elect its leadership and establish organizational priorities for the year.
Attorneys Monica Basche, Andy Freeman, Eve Hill, Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, Neel Lalchandani, and Jessie Weber represented BGL at the Convention. Eve, who serves as the National Federation of the Blind’s General Counsel, delivered a speech on Wednesday, July 5.
BGL was a sponsor alongside several global companies and corporations, such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, JP Morgan Chase & Co., UPS, and AT&T. As a firm, we have a long history of partnering with the NFB to fight for more equitable access to technology, voting rights, standardized testing, housing, public accommodations, education, employment, and more. Together, we break down the barriers that face blind people and their families.
BGL’s work with the NFB extends as far back as 1986, when Founding Partner Dan Goldstein first took on the role of the organization’s counsel. He remained the NFB’s counsel until his retirement in 2017 and was the first lawyer to successfully argue that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applied to the virtual realm. Following his retirement, Partner Eve Hill leads BGL’s work on behalf of the NFB. Eve is one of the country’s leading disability rights attorneys. She also co-leads Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group, which helps businesses and organizations achieve compliance with the laws supporting the rights of people with disabilities.