[nfbmi-talk] Adult Braille Readers Are Leaders contest

Shaheen, Natalie NShaheen at nfb.org
Thu Oct 1 17:08:30 CDT 2009


Braille Readers Are Leaders
First Annual Contest for Adults
November 1, 2009 – January 4, 2010


We know that the majority of gainfully employed 
blind adults use Braille daily, demonstrating 
that Braille readers are leaders!  To promote the 
use of Braille in recreational reading among 
blind adults as a means to maintain and improve 
their skills, the National Federation of the 
Blind is pleased to announce the addition of the 
Braille Readers Are Leaders contest for adults. 
Braille reading individuals 18 years of age or 
older who are no longer enrolled in compulsory 
educational programming in the USA and Canada are 
eligible to compete in the contest.  Adults with 
various levels of experience reading Braille are 
welcome to join in the fun.  Contestants will 
compete for cash prizes, national recognition, 
and bragging rights.  To add to the fun, 
participants have the opportunity to form teams 
to compete for a special award!  Registration 
begins October 1, 2009; so form your teams, get 
some interesting reading material, and warm up 
your fingers!  For detailed information please visit www.nfb.org/bral

Contest Registration and Deadlines
§        Please register online at www.nfb.org/bral
§        All who register by December 1 get a T-shirt
§        Braille pages must be read between 
November 1, 2009, and January 4, 2010 All contest 
materials must be received no later than Friday, January 22, 2010
§        To request a paper registration form please contact us

Braille Readers Are Leaders
Phone: 410.659.9314 x2312
Fax: 410.659.5129
E-mail: BrailleReadersAreLeaders at nfb.org


Natalie L. Shaheen, MEd
Education Program Specialist
Jernigan Institute
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
1800 Johnson St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314 x2293
Email: <mailto:nshaheen at nfb.org>nshaheen at nfb.org
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Visit: <http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org




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