[nfbmi-talk] Fw: Partial Funding Secured to RestoreNFB-NEWSLINE inMichigan

Tonya Smith tonyasmith75 at live.com
Thu Jan 6 02:56:46 CST 2011


Michigan Knights. I mean that's something from the Bible or something. Yuck

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> Original Message:
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> 
> From: Fred Wurtzel <f.wurtzel at comcast.net> 
> Sent: January 5, 2011 9:14:20 PM
> To: 'NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List' <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] Fw: Partial Funding Secured to RestoreNFB-NEWSLINE inMichigan
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Well, Michiganians and Michiganders, now, Michiganites is a  new one on me,
> too.  (smile)  Remindes me of a mineral like Halite or Taconite.
> 
> Warmest Regards,
> 
> Fred
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbmi-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbmi-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org]
> On Behalf Of J.J. Meddaugh
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 7:59 PM
> To: NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] Fw: Partial Funding Secured to RestoreNFB-NEWSLINE
> inMichigan
> 
> Awesome. But Michiganites?
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Larry Posont" <president.nfb.mi at gmail.com>
> To: "nfbmi List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 3:59 PM
> Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Fw: Partial Funding Secured to Restore NFB-NEWSLINE 
> inMichigan
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: White, Scott
> To: president.nfb.mi at gmail.com
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 2:21 PM
> Subject: Partial Funding Secured to Restore NFB-NEWSLINE in Michigan
> 
> 
> Hello Larry,
> 
> Please find below and attached a copy of the press release that was sent out
> 
> on the Michigan wire today.
> 
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> 
> 
> 
> CONTACT:
> 
> Larry Posont, President
> 
> National Federation of the Blind of Michigan
> 
> (313) 271-3058 (Home)
> 
> E-mail: president.nfb.mi at gmail.com
> 
> 
> 
> Partial Funding Secured to Restore NFB-NEWSLINER in Michigan
> 
> 
> 
> NFB-NEWSLINER to Resume Service Temporarily with Financial Support
>  from the Michigan Commission for the Blind
> 
> 
> 
> Dearborn Heights, Michigan (January 5, 2011): The National Federation of the
> 
> Blind of Michigan is pleased to announce that partial funding has been found
> 
> for NFB-NEWSLINER-the free service that provides independent access by blind
> 
> and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and
> 
> job and TV listings-to temporarily restore service in Michigan as of today. 
> The $20,000 in partial funding provided by the Michigan Commission for the 
> Blind will continue the service, which helps enable print-disabled 
> Michiganites to access the news they need to succeed in work, school, and 
> community life, for several months.
> 
> 
> 
> Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), 
> said: "We are pleased that we can restore NFB-NEWSLINER to blind people in 
> Michigan with this funding.  This vital service-----, which offers the blind
> 
> and other print-disabled people unprecedented, round-the-clock access to 
> news and information, continues to grow, regularly adding new publications 
> and new features.  We remain hopeful that the additional $60,000 of funding 
> needed to support the service for the rest of the year can be found."
> 
> 
> 
> Larry Posont, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan,
> 
> said: "Due to budgetary issues discovered earlier this year, it was 
> understood that we would be unable to continue offering NFB-NEWSLINER to 
> blind and print-disabled individuals in Michigan.  I am delighted to learn 
> of the finding of funds that will support NFB-NEWSLINER in our fair state, 
> which will in turn support members of the blind community in all the roles 
> they play.  The discovery of $20,000, allowing for several months of this 
> important service, is certainly good news, and I am eager to do what I can 
> to ensure continued service provision in the future once this funding runs 
> out.  I wish to hear from anyone with ties to foundations offering grant 
> opportunities or to other revenue sources."
> 
> 
> 
> NFB-NEWSLINER allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint due to a 
> visual or physical disability to access newspapers and magazines by download
> 
> to a digital talking-book player, over the telephone, or on the Web. 
> NFB-NEWSLINER offers over three hundred newspapers and magazines and is 
> available 24 hours a day.  In addition to offering national newspapers such 
> as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, NFB-NEWSLINER
> 
> offers over twenty-five prominent magazines, including the Smithsonian, 
> Time, Rolling Stone, Popular Science, and Wired.  NFB-NEWSLINER offers 
> several Michigan-specific papers in addition to the Michigan Associated 
> Press feed; these include the Detroit Free Press, the Flint Journal, and The
> 
> Mining Journal.  Additionally, NFB-NEWSLINER offers a new job-listings 
> feature that allows subscribers to search through hundreds of thousands of 
> job listings from all across the country by category and keyword, and will 
> be of substantial help to reduce the estimated 70 percent unemployment rate 
> among the blind.
> 
> 
> 
> To learn more about NFB-NEWSLINER, please visit www.nfbnewsline.org.  Those 
> interested in subscribing to the service may fill out the online application
> 
> form, write to nfbnewsline at nfb.org, or call (866) 504-7300.  In order to be 
> eligible for NFB-NEWSLINER, an individual must be a US resident who is 
> legally blind or has a physical or learning disability that prevents the 
> independent reading of newspapers.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ###
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> About the National Federation of the Blind
> 
> 
> 
> With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the 
> largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the 
> United States.  The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, 
> education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and 
> self-confidence.  It is the leading force in the blindness field today and 
> the voice of the nation's blind.  In January 2004 the NFB opened the 
> National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and 
> training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.
> 
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