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The Braille Monitor

Vol. 48, No. 3                                                                                                    March 2005

                                                               Barbara Pierce, Editor

Published in inkprint, in Braille, and on cassette by

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
MARC MAURER, PRESIDENT

National Office
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Baltimore, Maryland  21230
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.Louisville Site of 2005 NFB Convention

The Belle of Louisville
The Belle of Louisville

The 2005 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, July 2-9, at the Galt House and Galt House East Tower. The Galt House West is at 140 N. Fourth Street, and the Galt House East Tower, or Galt House East, is at 141 N. Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Our overflow hotel is the Hyatt Regency at 320 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

The 2005 room rates are singles, doubles, and twins $59; and triples and quads $64 a night, plus tax. The hotel is accepting reservations now. 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 reservation cancellation before June 1, 2005. The other 50 percent is not refundable. For reservations call the Galt House at (502) 589-5200 or the Hyatt Regency at (502) 587-3434.

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made before June 1, 2005, assuming that rooms are still available. After that time the hotels will not hold their blocks of rooms for the convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon.

A covered pedestrian walkway connects the two hotels, and guest-room amenities in both include hair dryer, coffee pot, iron and ironing board, and dataport. Those who attended the 2003 convention can testify to the gracious hospitality of both the Hyatt and the Galt House. Our headquarters hotel has excellent restaurants, first-rate meeting space, and other top-notch facilities. It is in downtown Louisville, close to the Ohio River, and only seven miles from the Louisville airport.

The 2005 convention will follow what many think of as our usual schedule:

Saturday, July 2         Seminar Day

Sunday, July 3           Registration Day

Monday, July 4          Board Meeting and Division Day

Tuesday, July 5         Opening Session

Wednesday, July 6    Tour Day

Thursday, July 7        Banquet Day

Friday, July 8             Business Session

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Contents
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Vol. 48, No. 3                                                                                                         March 2005

Frontispiece

Commissioner Resigns
     
by Marc Maurer

Washington in Winter
     
by Barbara Pierce

2005 Washington Seminar Fact Sheets

2005 Convention Tours in Louisville
     
by Charles Allen

Blind Dog Sledder on Her Way

A Review of Rehabilitation in America
     
by Danika Taylor

Talking Sense and Avoiding Platitudes about Blindness
     
by Gary Wunder

Why I Bought a PAC Mate
     
by Susan Povinelli

Clarification from Curtis Chong's Email Basket

British Home Secretary Quits
     
by Glenn Frankel

Recipes

Monitor Miniatures

        Complete Braille Monitor

        Complete Braille Monitor (download Zip version)

Copyright© 2005 National Federation of the Blind