[blindkid] blindkid Digest, Vol 78, Issue 9

Leslie Ligon atfirstsight at ligondesign.com
Sat Oct 9 18:31:52 UTC 2010

  Hello everyone,

Some of you on here - especially those whose kids are around my older 
son, Ethan's age - know that I'm not only an advocate, I'm a braille 
jewelry designer. (One of the first, in fact, having been in business 
for more than 10 years.)

I hope I'm not overstepping my bounds by sending this out here, but 
wanted everyone in the blindness community to know my braille alphabet 
bracelet ("braille fashion cheat-sheet") has been nominated for the 
Cooper-Hewitt Museum People's Design Award. The Cooper-Hewitt is in NYC 
and is part of the Smithsonian system.

I would appreciate the votes of any and all who value the design of that 
bracelet as a unique way of promoting the importance of braille 
literacy. It looks like I have a good shot here (there are only two 
other designs that have garnered more Facebook, Sharethis and e-mail 
traffic) though of course, no one knows how many votes any of the 
nominated designs has garnered!

If you'd like to look at all of the designs there, and hopefully, vote 
for the braille alphabet bracelet, their link is:

I'd really appreciate your support and your votes!

Sincere best,

Leslie Ligon
At First Sight Braille Jewelry

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