The Braille Monitor May 2003
Fair attendees are seated at the south end of the third-floor space at the National Center for the Blind to hear remarks from President Maurer and others. Honorary fair marshall William Donald Schaefer (center) listens intently.
Thursday, April 10, the National Federation of the Blind hosted our second low-vision resources event for seniors and their families. It was titled Possibilities Fair, and more than 125 people took advantage of the opportunity to learn about living fulfilled lives with little or no sight. Volunteers from the NFB and Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM) staffed booths. Former governor and current comptroller of Maryland William Donald Schaefer served as honorary fair marshall.
Seniors enjoy gourmet boxed lunches at noon, all part of their $15 registration fee.
BISM volunteer Annette Gordon teaches Atrium Village residents Lillian Levine and Violet Zlotowitz how to make decorative bows at the gift-wrapping booth.
BISM volunteer Johnna Harrison shows several seniors alternative techniques for knitting.