[Tall-Corn] FW: Southeast Iowa chapter meet the blind month activity notice

Scott Van Gorp svangorp at nfbi.org
Fri Oct 16 17:47:22 UTC 2020

Taking a bit of a break from convention emails. I don't think I sent this
one out, and I apologize! If anyone is close to the area of this "meet the
blind month" activity, feel free to stop by and support the Southeast Iowa
Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of Iowa! 

Scott Van Gorp, President
National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
Phone: 515-720-5282
Live the life you want.

The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa is a community of members and
friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation's blind. Every day
we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard <nf5b at mediacombb.net> 
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2020 11:12 AM
To: svangorp at nfbi.org
Subject: Southeast Iowa chapter meet the blind month activity notice

The southeast Iowa chapter will be presenting an Meet the blind event at
Westland Mall in West Burlington, Ia. on Saturday, October 17 from 11:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WE will have plenty of table space for the usual
presentations.  We plan to offer the usual literature, braille alphabet
cards and a little hands on experience with blindness in the form of a small
obstacle course that interested participants can navigate under sleepshades
using a long white cane, guided and assisted by our members.

We hope to be able to display and possibly even demonstrate the use of
various adaptive tools and techniques as well.  Included will be some
popular board games which have been brailled; adaptive measuring tools for
the workshop and kitchen as well as some assistive technology.

Anyone who is able and lives somewhere close is welcome to help us in
putting on this Meet the Blind month event.  We plan to begin setting things
up at around 10:00 a.m. that Saturday morning when the mall first opens, if
not earlier.

If you are interested in helping out or have some ideas that can be easily
implemented which will catch the attention of the public let us know.  

Richard Webb,

Southeast Iowa chapter National FEderation of the Blind of Iowa

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