The National Federation of the Blind Presents:
Sunday, June 8, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m.
This 6K race kicks off at the NFB Jernigan Institute, and winds through the Baltimore Inner Harbor before finishing back at the NFB. The 6 Dot Dash will be held rain or shine! For the runners' safety, no strollers, skateboards, bikes, or rollerblades are allowed on the course.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:
Register before April 1 and receive an early bird discount!
$30 - Before April 1
$35 - After April 1
$40 - Race Day
All runners registered by May 15 will receive a race T-shirt. T-shirts are not guaranteed after this date. There are no refunds or transfers of registration fees permitted for this event.
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WHY THE "6 DOT DASH"
Braille is a tactile code of dots on a page that blind people use to read and write effectively. Research has demonstrated that blind people who know and use this code have higher rates of employment, self-confidence, and general social integration. Yet, only ten percent of blind children are receiving instruction in Braille in the public schools. Additionally, there are not enough programs to teach Braille to blind adults. There is a need to move quickly to reverse this trend and establish stronger literacy programs—the NFB DOT DASH is one means of ensuring that we do not leave these blind people behind. Come help us get every blind person to the literacy finish line.
For decades, the NFB--the country's oldest and largest organization of the blind--has been the leading champion of Braille literacy. Offering a wealth of resources and knowledge, the NFB's Braille literacy programs are the most comprehensive of their kind. Every day the NFB raises the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and their dreams. The NFB serves as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind, and strives to educate the public that the blind can compete on terms of equality.