The Braille Monitor

Vol. 48, No. 5                                                              May 2005

Barbara Pierce, Editor

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THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
MARC MAURER, PRESIDENT

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Louisville Site of 2005 NFB Convention

                                               

The skyline of Louisville
The skyline of Louisville

The 2005 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, July 2-9, at the Galt House and Galt House East Tower. The Galt House West is at 140 N. Fourth Street, and the Galt House East Tower, or Galt House East, is at 141 N. Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Our overflow hotel is the Hyatt Regency at 320 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

The 2005 room rates are singles, doubles, and twins $59; and triples and quads $64 a night, plus tax. The hotel is accepting reservations now. A $60-per-room deposit is required to make a reservation. Fifty percent of the deposit will be refunded if notice is given to the hotel of a reservation cancellation before June 1, 2005. The other 50 percent is not refundable. For reservations call the Galt House at (502) 589‑5200 or the Hyatt Regency at (502) 587‑3434.

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made before June 1, 2005, assuming that rooms are still available. After that time the hotels will not hold their blocks of rooms for the convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon.

A covered pedestrian walkway connects the two hotels, and guest room amenities in both include hair dryer, coffee pot, iron and ironing board, and dataport. Those who attended the 2003 convention can testify to the gracious hospitality of both the Hyatt and the Galt House. Our headquarters hotel has excellent restaurants, first-rate meeting space, and other top-notch facilities. It is in downtown Louisville, close to the Ohio River and only seven miles from the Louisville Airport.

The 2005 convention will follow what many think of as our usual schedule:

Saturday, July 2         Seminar Day

Sunday, July 3           Registration Day

Monday, July 4          Board Meeting and Division Day

Tuesday, July 5         Opening Session

Wednesday, July 6     Tour Day

Thursday, July 7        Banquet Day

Friday, July 8             Business Session


Contents


Vol. 48, No. 5                                                                                           May 2005

First Anniversary Celebration National Federation of the Blind
Jernigan Institute, April 5, 2005                                                                                  

Maxi-Aids Held in Contempt of Court
     
by Barbara Pierce

The Blind Man's Harley:
White Canes and Gender Identity in America
     
by Catherine Kudlick

Now What Am I Going to Do?
     
by Karl Smith

Blindness Consumerism In New Zealand
     
by Daniel B. Frye

All Roads Lead to the Galt House
     
by Nickie Priddy

The Gift
     
by Maryiam Cementwala

One More Exchange from Curtis Chong's Email Basket

A Matter of Principal
     
by Suzanne Sataline

Ask Miss Whozit
     
by Miss Whozit

Medicare Outreach to People with Disabilities

Recipes

Monitor Miniatures

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