The Braille Monitor                                                                                       January 2003

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President Maurer presented Secretary Richkus with a plaque during the opening ceremonies.   Pictured here left to right are Dr. Betsy Zabrowski, NFB director of special programs; Peta N. Richkus, secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services; NFB President Marc Maurer; Major Riddick, Jr.; and Ji m Herbert.
President Maurer presented Secretary Richkus with a plaque during the opening ceremonies. Pictured here left to right are Dr. Betsy Zaborowski, NFB director of special programs; Peta N. Richkus, secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services; NFB President Marc Maurer; Major Riddick, Jr.; and Jim Herbert.

 

December 4 and 5, 2002, the state of Maryland conducted its eighth annual Technology Showcase at the Baltimore Convention Center. The purpose of the event each year is to highlight technology advances made in Maryland. The National Federation of the Blind has taken part in this event several times. At our booth this year attendees could check their organizations' Web sites to see just how accessible they are for those using access technology on the Internet. They also learned about the NFB's new nonvisual accessibility certification.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start of the showcase, NFB President Marc Maurer presented Secretary Peta Richkus of the Maryland Department of General Services a well-deserved award. Under Secretary Richkus's leadership the Department of General Services became the first state agency in the nation to receive the NFB's Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification. Governor-Elect Robert Ehrlich spoke during the ceremony and made a point of commending the work of the National Federation of the Blind.

Dan Mote, president of the University of Maryland; Governor-Elect Ehrlich; Major F. Riddick, Jr., chairman of the Maryland Technology Showcase; and Jim Herbert, vice president of E. J. Krause and Associates, Inc.
Dan Mote, president of the University of Maryland; Governor-Elect Ehrlich; Major F. Riddick, Jr., chairman of the Maryland Technology Showcase; and Jim Herbert, vice president of E. J. Krause and Associates, Inc.
Standing at the NFB Technology Showcase booth are Susan Casey, Department of General Services communications deputy director; Betsy Zaborowski; and Brad Hodges, member of the staff of the NFB's International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind.
Standing at the NFB Technology Showcase booth are Susan Casey, Department of General Services communications deputy director; Betsy Zaborowski; and Brad Hodges, member of the staff of the NFB's International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind.

 

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