[Nfbmo] Time Square for Braille video.
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Wed Dec 24 01:36:35 UTC 2008
Subject: National Federation of the Blind to Light Up Times Square
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Relations Specialist
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, ext. 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen at nfb.org
National Federation of the Blind to Light Up Times Square
NFB Braille Literacy Video Will be Shown at 42nd Street
Baltimore, Maryland (December 23, 2008): The National Federation of the
Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United
will premiere a video promoting Braille Literacy in Times Square in New York
City beginning today. The video will appear once an hour for ten days,
on a large screen on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.
Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said:
"We are pleased to show a video of such importance in one of the largest
in the world. There can be no doubt that the ability to read and write
Braille competently and efficiently is the key to education, employment, and
for the blind. Despite the undisputed value of Braille, only about 10
percent of blind children in the United States are currently learning it.
video will announce the need for equal opportunities in education and
employment for the entire nation's blind to a countless number of people
next ten days and will work toward our ultimate goal of reversing the
downward trend in Braille literacy."
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