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John G. Paré, Jr.

Executive Director of Advocacy and Policy, National Federation of the Blind

Mr. Paré is the executive director for Advocacy and Policy at the National Federation of the Blind. In this position he oversees the NFB-NEWSLINE ® program, the largest electronic newspaper service in the world, the Independence Market, and the Federation’s Governmental Affairs office. He has testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee regarding library services for blind Americans. He was instrumental in the negotiations and passage of the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act and the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, BBC, and various radio programs to discuss issues affecting blind Americans. He has a bachelor’s and master’s from the University of Florida in Gainesville.


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