[Nfbmo] Time Square for Braille video.

Fred goodfolks at charter.net
Wed Dec 24 01:36:35 UTC 2008

Subject: National Federation of the Blind to Light Up Times Square



Chris Danielsen

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 
over the
next ten days and will work toward our ultimate goal of reversing the 
downward trend in Braille literacy."
Fred Olver 

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