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Braille Monitor

Vol. 54, No. 3                                                            March 2011

Gary Wunder, editor

Published in inkprint, in Braille, and on cassette by

The National Federation of the Blind

Marc Maurer, president

National Office
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland  21230
telephone: (410) 659-9314
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should be sent to the National Office.
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Baltimore, Maryland 21230-4998

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SPEAKING FOR THE BLIND--IT IS THE BLIND SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES

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Orlando Site of 2011 NFB Convention

Listen Now (MP3)

Palm-lined drive leading to front entrance to Rosen Shingle Creek ResortThe 2011 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Orlando, Florida, July 3-8, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort at 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819-9357. Make your room reservation as soon as possible with the Rosen Shingle Creek staff only. Call (866) 996-6338.

The 2011 room rates are singles, doubles, and twins, $63; and triples and quads, $67. In addition to the room rates there will be a tax, which at present is 12.5 percent. No charge will be made for children under seventeen in the room with parents as long as no extra bed is requested. The hotel is accepting reservations now. A $75-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, 2011. The other 50 percent is not refundable.

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made before June 1, 2011, assuming that rooms are still available. After that time the hotel will not hold our room block for the convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon.

Guestroom amenities include thirty-two-inch flat screen television with NXTV; two telephones; laptop safe; coffeemaker; hairdryer; and, for a fee, high-speed Internet access. The Rosen Shingle Creek Resort has a number of restaurant options, including two award-winning restaurants, and twenty-four-hour-a-day room service. It has first-rate amenities and shuttle service to the Orlando airport.

The schedule for the 2011 convention will follow the dates of last year’s:

Sunday, July 3             Seminar Day
Monday, July 4            Registration Day
Tuesday, July 5           Board Meeting and Division Day
Wednesday, July 6      Opening Session
Thursday, July 7          Business Session
Friday, July 8             Banquet Day and Adjournment

 

2011 National Convention Preregistration Form

Please register online at <www.nfb.org/preregistration> or print all requested information legibly on this form and mail to the address below.

Registrant Name ___________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________
City ____________________________________________________________
State ___________________________________ Zip ____________________
Phone __________________________________________________________

___ I will pick up my registration packet at convention.
___ The following person will pick up my registration packet:
Pickup Name ______________________________________

Please register only one person per registration form.
One check or money order may cover multiple registrations.
Check or money order (sorry, no credit cards) must be enclosed with registration form(s).

Number of preregistrations x $15 = ____________
Prepurchased banquet tickets x $50 = ____________
Total ______________

All preconvention registration and banquet sales are final (no refunds).
Mail to: National Federation of the Blind
Attn: Convention Registration
200 E. Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Registrations must be postmarked by May 31, 2011.

 

Contents

Vol. 54, No. 3                                                            March 2011

 

Lead Photo Listen Now (MP3)

Blind Driver: Ultimate Insult or Statement of FactListen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

The 2011 Washington SeminarListen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Legislative Agenda of Blind Americans:
Priorities for the 112th Congress, First Session
Listen Now (MP3)

A Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind Listen Now (MP3)

Ensuring Equal Education for Blind Children:
Setting Standards That Promote Excellence
Listen Now (MP3)

Americans with Disabilities
Business Opportunity Act
Listen Now (MP3)

Blio: A Formative Technology
of the Twenty-First Century
Listen Now (MP3)
by Marc Maurer

Creating Future Leaders from ScratchListen Now (MP3)
by Garrick Scott

Winter in the North WoodsListen Now (MP3)
by Ron Schmidt

Science and Philosophy
Guided Learning versus Structured Discovery
Listen Now (MP3)
by James S. Nyman

Making the AskListen Now (MP3)
by Parnell Diggs

When Disability Is Just a Special Skill in DisguiseListen Now (MP3)
by Lori Rottenberg

The Ties That BindListen Now (MP3)
by Barbara Pierce

A Misguided Question from
a Student Gets an Interesting Response
Listen Now (MP3)
by the staff of the Jacobus tenBroek Library

Convention Scholarships AvailableListen Now (MP3)
by Allen Harris

Recipes Listen Now (MP3)

Monitor Miniatures Listen Now (MP3)

         Complete Braille Monitor

          Complete Braille Monitor (Download Zipped Word Version)

          Complete Braille Monitor Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

          Complete DAISY Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

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