[nfbwatlk] where to recruit blind individuals

Gloria Whipple ladygloria at webband.com
Wed Oct 5 12:07:04 CDT 2011


Yes, the Braille Super Store is great!

It is a pleasure doing business with them.

Very friendly people to talk with !


Gloria Whipple
Corresponding Secretary
Inland Empire chapter
nfb of WA


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Mary Ellen
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 09:21
To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] where to recruit blind individuals

If you're interested in technology contact information and reviews of
products on the market, the NFB web site has a lot of resources.  As for an
exhaustive list of everyone selling aids and appliances, that's a bit
difficult because people and organizations enter and leave the market
frequently.  For example, eBay has aids and appliances offered for sale most
of the time, but, due to the auction format, and due to the fact that much
of what's available on eBay is offered as one of a kind (for instance used
technology the owner no longer wants) it's not possible to keep track or
create a permanent list of venders.

If you're thinking of building a list, I recommend including Braille
Superstore 2190 Dolphin Crescent Abbotsford BC V2T 3T1 1-800-987-1231
braillebooks.com.  It's a company started by two brothers, Danny and Craig
Faris.  They're both blind and began the company when they were in their
teens.  Though it's a Canadian company, they do a lot of business in the
U.S.  They've created some interesting software programs, including Talking
Typing Teacher, (I think that's its name.)  They call their line of software
MarvelSoft.  The thing I like best about the company is their focus on good
customer service.



-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR)
Sent: October 5, 2011 7:20 AM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] where to recruit blind individuals

Don't know whether you've done this already, but you might want to contact
places like the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library.  Perhaps put an
announcement on the Evergreen Radio Reading Service. 

This reminds me.  I've been asked to try to obtain a list of vendors of aids
and appliances, etc, for blind persons in the U.S. I wonder if someone has
developed an exhaustive list of such entities.  Anyone on the list have any
ideas?

Thanks.

/s/  

Bennett
-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Ione Fine
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 10:49 PM
To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
Subject: [nfbwatlk] where to recruit blind individuals

We're still looking for individuals who became blind (using the definition
of having visual acuity of light perception or worse) before the age of
three.

 

We've sent emails to you guys and WCB but we're still short of subjects who
meet all our fussy criteria. 

 

I was wondering if anyone had some good ideas about other places we can try
to recruit?

 

Suggestions really welcome

Ione

 

Ione Fine

Associate Professor of Psychology

University of Washington

 

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