The Braille Monitor

Vol. 43, No. 10                                                                         November 2000

 

Barbara Pierce, Editor

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The National Federation of the Blind
Marc Maurer, President


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NEW CONVENTION SITE--PHILADELPHIA!

The 2001 Convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Although previous announcements indicated that the convention would be held in Detroit, the hotel which we were planning to use  is undergoing renovations, and it will not be able to offer the rooms, facilities, and services needed for our convention.

Arrangements have now been made to hold our convention at the Philadelphia Marriott, a first-class convention site.  Rates for this coming convention are  again very good and exactly what we were planning in Detroit.  Singles will be  $55, and twins, doubles, triples, and quads will be $65 per night, plus tax.

The hotel will be accepting reservations soon.  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 cancellation of a reservation beforeMay 29, 2001.  The other 50 percent will not be fundable.

Rooms at the hotel will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations may be made to secure these rooms before May 29, 2001.  After that  time the hotel will not hold the block of rooms for the convention.  In other  words, you should get your reservation in soon.  There will probably be a need for rooms beyond those we are holding at the Marriott, and those who get their reservations in first will get them.

Participants in the 1999 and 2000 conventions can testify to the gracious hospitality of the Marriott.  The Philadelphia Marriott has excellent restaurants, first-rate meeting space, and other top-notch facilities.  Itis in downtown Philadelphia across the street from the Reading Terminal Market, an establishment which combines the sites, smells, experiences, and tastes of Philadelphia cuisine and the Amish Farmers' Trading Center.  Other attractions of Philadelphia are immediately at hand, and of course the convention will be occurring in the spacious ballroom of the Marriott.

The 2001 Convention will be on the Sunday through Saturday schedule:

       Sunday, July 1          Seminar Day

       Monday, July 2         Registration Day

       Tuesday, July 3         Board Meeting and Division Day

       Wednesday, July 4    Opening Session

       Thursday, July 5        Tour Day

       Friday, July 6             Banquet Day

       Saturday, July 7         Business Session

PLAN TO BE IN PHILADELPHIA,
  THE ACTION OF THE CONVENTION WILL BE THERE!

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Contents


Vol. 43, No. 10                                                                       November 2000

 

Frontispiece

Public Rights of Way:  What Is the Right Way?      
       by Scott C. LaBarre

Hope for A New Day In the Business Enterprise Program
           by Kevan Worley

An Adventure 
           by Jennifer Dunnam

Engineering New Products for the Blind
       by David Pillischer

Changing Public Attitudes Through Braille
       by Connie J. Johnson

Looking into Artificial Vision for the Blind
       by Peter M. Scialli, Ph.D.

Biking Behind Bars: Blind Cyclist Keeps Pedalling, Thanks to Tandem Bike
       by Tim Nelson

2001 NFB Scholarship Program

Teaching the Professionals Who Teach the Blind
       by Ruby Ryles
 
 Blind Leading the Not Blind    
        by Jim Belshaw 
      
Scouting: A Grand Adventure
        by Bruce A. Gardner

Adult Basic Education: Locating Materials and Sharing Ideas
        by Doris Willoughby and Susan Ford

Taking A Chance
        by Stephen O. Benson

The Making of A Campaign Volunteer
        by Jason Ewell

New Virtual Audio Computer Game for the Blind
        by Curtis Chong

Recipes

Monitor Miniatures

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