Posted at 11:21 AM, June 1, 2015


Wednesday, June 3, 2014, 10 AM - 12 PM


600 Washington Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02111


  1. Chairperson’s Report:
    • Council composition
  2. Update from the Business and Labor Committee
    • Industry need: 90% of Borehole data is unread. Companies have made sonification software that can create jobs for professionals with blindness/V.I.
    • Industry need: Writing as a service and proofreading as a service.
    • Industry need: Business networking as a service.( a very new need)
  3. Update on the Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act
  4. Commissioner’s Report
    • FY 16 Budget Update
    • Preparing for Early Retirement, How do we maintain current levels of service?
    • Other updates
  5. Service Updates
    • Program Updates
    • Approximately what percent of federal VR funding is currently used to serve those ages 14 through high school graduation?
    • If unchanged, would current WIOA regs adversely impact MCB or its consumers?

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10 AM – 12 PM

This information is provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind .