[Nfbmo] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] Looking for Info

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 4 14:05:27 UTC 2010



From: nfbnet-members-list-bounces at nfbnet.org
[mailto:nfbnet-members-list-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Hartle,Mary Jo
(by way of David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>)
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 4:11 PM
To: nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Looking for Info

Hi all,
    Charlie Brown, a lawyer who works for the American Action fund is
helping a lawyer in Hawaii with a discrimination case.  The case involves a
woman from AZ who was vacationing in HI and scheduled to take a swim with
the dolphins.  When she arrived at the event, she was apparently not allowed
to participate because she was blind and the activity was thought to be too
risky for her.  In any case, this lawyer is collecting information to show
that blind people can and do participate in these kinds of activities and
even show other typically "risky" activities in which other blind people
have participated to demonstrate how this company discriminated against her.
So, I am asking any of you out there who have participated in this kind of
activity before to contact Charlie Brown with your situations.  He can be
reached at the National office at 410.659.9314 ext. 2206 or via email at 
cbrown at actionfund.org  He is looking for stories from blind people who may
--swam with dolphins or participated in other similar marine life swims or
excursions in the water 
--SCUBA divers 
--sky divers 
--Para sailors
--any other "risky" type activities of this nature 
    If you can be of help to him, please contact him ASAP.  

Mary Jo T. Hartle


Mary Jo Thorpe-Hartle, MEd, NOMC

Director of Education 
Jernigan Institute 
200 East Wells Street 
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410)659-9314 ext. 2407
Email: mhartle at nfb.org 
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Visit www.nfb.org <http://www.nfb.org/>   

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