[Ohio-talk] FW: Wilbert Turner's Announcement

Richard Payne rchpay7 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 12:58:39 UTC 2018

3:00 - 4:30 PM it is listed on the agenda.

Richard Payne,  President
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
937-396-5573or 937/829/3368
Rchpay7 at gmail.com
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back

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Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] FW: Wilbert Turner's Announcement

What time will it be offered on Saturday evening?	

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Subject: [Ohio-talk] FW: Wilbert Turner's Announcement

Please sign-up for the exciting breakout session that is below, either on Friday night or Saturday evening online at www.NFBOhio.org.





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Wilbert Turner:(216)212-4959 

Antonio Dobyne:(216)450-8791 


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Jenica Cole 

Phone number 



cole3119 at twc.com <mailto:cole3119 at twc.com>  

Cleveland 1Touch 

1Touch Project is a 501(c)(3) organization 

that provides ongoing self-development and 

rehabilitation courses through adapted selfdefense 

training specifically for people who 

are blind/visually impaired and members of 

society requiring physically adaptive 



. ACVREP Approved 

cole3119 at twc.com <mailto:cole3119 at twc.com>  

Cleveland 1 Touch


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