[nfbwatlk] braille readers are leaders (BRL)

Kristina Lawrence tishgifts at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 23:00:06 UTC 2009

As this is happening in our own backyard, the Seattle Chapter will be
a large part of this event. Danielle King and her staff are excited
about this program and are willing to help.

Thank you Denise for coordinating. You can count on me.


On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Denise
Mackenstadt<dmackenstadt at comcast.net> wrote:
> On November 14, 2009, a kick off for the Braille Readers are Leaders (BRL)
> Program in Washington will take place at the WTBBL.  The Seattle Lighthouse
> and the Department of Services for the Blind, Child and Family Program are
> assisting in this effort.  Hopefully, this will be an exciting kickoff and
> will set the trend for much more participation in this program than has been
> the case in recent years.  We will need people who will be willing to
> participate as planners, braille reading mentors and take on other event
> organizing.   By the affiliate putting out an effort in pushing for a
> dynamic and fun BRL we are again able to promote braille reading as an
> effective way of being truly literate as a blind or visually impaired child.
> I am constantly hearing that even if a student is receiving braille
> instruction it is not done in a positive and fun way.  This program can help
> families to encourage reading with their children.  Information on the
> program is available at
> http://www.nfb.org/nfb/NOPBC_Braille_Readers_Are_Leaders.asp?SnID=410112325
> .  The web site has not been updated for the 2010 contest but it does not
> officially start until November.  The information is basically the same.
> The fall Braille Reading Pals for young readers has already started.
> Braille Reading Pals should be a part of any preschool program.  There are
> many ways that local chapters can support the BRL Programs.  We will discuss
> this in more detail at the convention.  Please begin to think about how you
> could participate and email me at cane.travel at gmail.com .
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