Braille and Talking Book Library Director named to Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment

Janet Fisher to share professional expertise & serve as executive member

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2015


Matt Roberts, Director of Communications 
Phone: (602) 542-2228

Phoenix - The Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment (GCBVI) welcomed the appointment of Ms. Janet Fisher as an executive member.  Janet will share her expertise in government information, personnel management, planning and research with the GCBVI. Additionally, she will serve on the GCBVI Public Information Committee.  Ms. Fisher will be filling the positions formerly held by Linda Montgomery who retired from the Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library at the end of July.

The GCBVI, created in 1992, has as its primary purpose the role of advising both the governor and state legislature on the best policies to pursue to encourage the visually impaired, the blind, and the deaf-blind to live independently and fully participate in society.  The GCBVI’s vision is to “create, foster and sustain a climate of opportunity where all Arizonans who are blind or visually impaired are able to direct their own lives and reach their personally chosen goals and objectives.”  Inside of this vision, the role of the Public Information Committee is to promote both the GCBVI and the often-overlooked abilities of people who are blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind.

Arizona Talking Book Library, a unit of the office of the Arizona Secretary of State, provides books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for all Arizona residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the reading of conventional print materials.

For More Information Contact:
Ted Chittenden, PI Committee Chair
(602) 364-1773