[Tidewater-chapter] FW: The Perfect Holiday Gift
KKuhnke at nfb.org
Mon Nov 9 20:12:28 CST 2009
From: Dr. Fred Schroeder [mailto:outreach at nfb.org]
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 5:14 PM
Subject: The Perfect Holiday Gift
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Its that time againthe holidays are quickly
approaching! This year, give the gift that will
keep on giving for years to come.
Time is running out to purchase the beautiful
2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar,
the first U.S. coin to feature readable, tactile
Braille. This unique commemorative coin
symbolizes independence, opportunity, and the
potential of blind individuals to make
significant contributions to society when they
are taught to read and write using Braillebut it
is only available for purchase until December 11, 2009.
We know that Braille is vital to all blind
individuals, yet today in America only 10 percent
of blind children are learning to read Braille in
school. This continues despite the fact that
studies have shown that 85 percent of all employed blind people read Braille.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the coin
will be used to support the National Federation
of the Blinds Braille Readers are Leaders
campaign, a national initiative created to double
the number of blind children learning Braille by
2015, improve certification standards for
teachers of Braille, and conduct innovative
programs to support Braille literacy.
or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) to give the gift of literacy today!
Small Black & White Braille Coin
To learn more about the 2009 Louis Braille
Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the Braille literacy
crisis, and the Braille Readers are Leaders
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
410-659-9314 * Fax 410-659-5129
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