[Nfbc-info] Friends I need your creative suggestions.
olsen.serena at gmail.com
Fri May 7 16:02:40 UTC 2010
I am absolutely loving these ideas for the magnets! The idea of a
series over the long term with similar themes is a great one, too. I
would caution that we not allow the images to get too visually
cluttered, especially if we have braille put on them--and I think that
also is a good idea--to put one of the most important tools of
blindness in the hands of a sighted person or to make the magnet
accessible to a blind person, either way, it's great PR. Mary is
right about the size of text decreasing with quantity and the same is
true of the images that go on it as well. Let's keep it clean and
appealing and bear in mind the finished size of the magnet.
On 5/5/10, Isabel arreola <twylyt74 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mary,
> I do not have much experience with this topic of slogans, but reading my
> fellow NFBCers has given me some inspiration. So, below is my contribution
> to this magnet idea.
> In the foreground, a child recieving a rocket from well chosen dignitaries
> of the blind community. In the back ground a hilly sky line at dawn with
> bright stars spelling NFB in braille and a whozit on the face of the moon.
> With a slogan at the bottome saying www.nfbcal.org Blindness revisitted.
> A note: In my opinion, when Chooseing photos, both genders and diverse
> ethnicities ought to be utilized.
>> Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 10:01:18 -0700
>> From: lmartinez217 at gmail.com
>> To: nfbc-info at nfbnet.org
>> Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] Friends I need your creative suggestions.
>> Hello NFBC List!
>> Mike, I think you had some awesome ideas. I truly like the idea of
>> simply displaying the phrase: "Changing what It Means To Be Blind,"
>> and a photo. The photo, like Mike suggested can be photos of blind
>> athletes, teachers doctors, lawyers, children, etc.
>> I also like the "Blind Children Reaching For The Sky/stars," and
>> having a rocket soaring through the skies above a blind child raising
>> his/her hands high.
>> I would be very careful about using words like fear. Although we all
>> know that there is fear around being blind, losing one's sight, etc.,
>> we don't want to bring it to the minds of those donating money to us.
>> I think using words like "fear" might bring about the pity factor. Or,
>> how amazing is this blind person because he/she can get out of bed by
>> themselves in the morning?
>> Anyhow, I vote for simple tradition:
>> CHANGING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BLIND
>> And, a photo.
>> Make it a collector's item.
>> One last idea though ... Can we put Braille on them? National Braille
>> Press makes magnets with large print and Braille and they sell like
>> Just a few thoughts ...
>> On 5/5/10, Michael Peterson <its.mike at att.net> wrote:
>> > Blind people on the move to happy productive lifes
>> > Not stuck in traditional hopelessness and fear.
>> > For more information
>> > You could cut out the not stuck part but thought it might work
>> > or
>> > Attaching ourselves to full and productive lives
>> > we are the blind who lead the blind
>> > for more information
>> > How about a blue and gold magnet maybe two people walking one with a
>> > cane
>> > and the other with a guide dog so we cover all bases.
>> > Or how about a series of "we are the champion magnets featuring blind
>> > athleetes with medals
>> > Changing what it means to be blind!
>> > Make sure to put an olympic torch on this one along with the photos.
>> > You could also feature star blind people like doctors and lawyers
>> > Or acomplished blind children, everyone loves kids!
>> > on a magnet with a blue sky and a rocket ascending in to the heavens
>> > Conquering the fear of blindness the final frontier
>> > blind children reaching for tomorro!
>> > If you do a series people try to collect the magnets and maybe remember
>> > to
>> > give that sought after donation.
>> > Another idea is the traditional calendar magnet for 2011 and or 2012
>> > A photo of a group of blind people climbing a mountain
>> > we are the blind making a difference in years to come.
>> > Put a sunrise or a rainbow above them.
>> > If you are trying to recruit
>> > how about a happy blind child petting a cowardly Lion
>> > Blindness isn't a tragedy!
>> > "Don't get stuck in despair!
>> > We can help
>> > for more information
>> > Hope this helps
>> > Mike
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Mary Willows" <mwillows at sbcglobal.net>
>> > To: "NFB of California List" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
>> > Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 7:45 PM
>> > Subject: [Nfbc-info] Friends I need your creative suggestions.
>> >> Hello All:
>> >> I am putting together the design for a refrigerator magnet with our
>> >> contact information. It will be used in a direct mail campaign. I need
>> >> your creativity to help come up with a slogan for our magnets. We can
>> >> write as much as we wnat but, the more lettering the smaller the print
>> >> will become. I would like it to say something about "if you need
>> >> information about blindness...call or write....
>> >> Let's see what you guys can come up with. I know one of you out there
>> >> is
>> >> just bursting with ideas. Let's hear them.
>> >> Mary Willows, President
>> >> National Federation of the Blind of California
>> >> mwillows at sbcglobal.net
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