Future Reflections         Convention Report 2008

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It’s a Party... and You’re Invited!
A Bulletin from the National Braille Press

Editor’s Note: A long-time friend and supporter of the NOPBC, the National Braille Press (NBP) was one of the Star Sponsors of the NOPBC Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration; their ad is published elsewhere in this issue. Here’s some information about how NBP plans to help celebrate the bicentennial of Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille code:

Someone you know is turning 200 on January 4, 2009.

Shall we give you a hint? Imagine someone “of medium height, slender, quite streamlined and elegantly muscular. His blond hair curled naturally, his movements free and easy.” This is how his best friends describe him.

Imagine someone who believed that six dots could create a universal means of reading and writing, in any language in the world. Who possesses such an imagination?

Our guest of honor, Louis Braille!

Louis Braille is well known within our community, but hardly known outside of it. We at National Braille Press have been planning a “virtual birthday party” for the past six months. This Bicentennial event offers each of us a unique opportunity to educate the public about the man and his code.

Here are some ways you can take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration:

Party Favors:

Whatever you do, celebrate Braille!

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