Future Reflections January/February 1983, Vol. 2 No. 1
PARENT'S SEMINAR IN WASHINGTON
The NFB of Washington is sponsoring an informal parent seminar on February 19, 1983. It will be an excellent opportunity for parents in that area to learn more about blindness from the real expert. . . the organized blind. For more information, contact Gary and Denise Mackenstadt, 12217 N.E. 148 Ct., Kirkland, WA 98033.
BRAILLE DYMO LABELER
The 3M Braille Dymo Labeler is nor available from the National Center for the Blind at a cost of $37.95. The wheel is labeled in Braille and Print and produces the alphabet, some Grade 2 abbreviations, punctuation marks, the number sign, and the dollar sign. Please make your check payable to the National Federation of the Blind and send to: 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.
FREE BRAILLE CALENDARS
The American Brotherhood for the Blind has very fine Braille calendars, which are available at no cost. To get your free 1983 Braille calendar write to: American Brotherhood for the Blind, 18440 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356.
FANTASTIC BUY . . . TALKING CALCULATORS, CLOCKS
In the interview article with Carol Syslo in this issue, Carol called the calculator available from the NFB a "fantastic buy", and so it is. I doubt that you can find quality, portable talking calculators and clocks anywhere else at the price offered by the NFB.
The NFB offers a talking calculator, talking clock, and a combination talking calculator/clock/calendar. All items are made by Sharp Electronics; all are portable.
The talking clock sells for $58.00. It is about 4M> inches long and 21/2 inches wide. It has a visual, as well as an audible, time display. The clock has alarm, timer and stopwatch capabilities.
The talking calculator is about 5% inches long, 3 inches wide and M> inch thick. Its memory is not erased when the machine is turned off, and it has square root and percent keys. Price: $50.00.
The talking combination calculator/clock/calendar is a little larger than the calculator and is priced at $70.00 and it does not have the square root function.
Checks should be made payable to the National Federation of the Blind, and payment must accompany orders to: National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.
NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS OF BLIND PRESCHOOLERS
The International Institute for Visually Impaired, 0-7, Inc. publishes the VIP Newsletter for parents of younger blind and visually impaired children. The newsletter is published quarterly. Subscription cost is $3.00 for parents and $5.00 for educators and others. For more information write to: International Institute for Visually Impaired, 0-7, Inc., 1975 Rutgers, East Lansing, MI 48823. Parents of younger children should find this newsletter full of helpful information, ideas, and resources.
NATIONAL JOURNALISM CONTEST
The President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped is sponsoring a journalism contest for all high school juniors and seniors in participating states. The topic is: "Independence for Disabled People Through Technology". Five national winners will be chosen. Each of these winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., scholarships, and plaques for the individual and their high schools. State and focal prizes are available as determined by the State Governor's committees or by community committees. The national deadline is March 1,1983. State deadlines vary. For more information, write to:
Governor's Committee on Employment
of the Handicapped
c/o State Capitol
City, State (Your State Capitol)
National Journalism Contest
The President's Committee on Employment
of the Handicapped
Washington, DC 20210
Should your son or daughter decide to enter the contest, the National Federation of the Blind would be an excellent information resource. You may write to our national headquarters: National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. You may also wish to contact your state or local NFB affiliate.