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Braille Monitor

Vol. 49, No. 1                                                                     January 2006

Barbara Pierce, editor

Published in inkprint, in Braille, and on cassette by

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
MARC MAURER, PRESIDENT

 

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Texas flag and outline of the state.Dallas Site of 2006 NFB Convention

The 2006 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Dallas, Texas, July 1-8, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel at 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.Early this year the Wyndham Anatole property in Dallas became part of the Hilton chain. Because of this transition you should make your room reservation with the Hilton Anatole staff only. Call (214) 761-7500.

The 2006 room rates are singles, doubles, and twins $60 and triples and quads $65 a night, plus a 15 percent sales 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, 2006. The other 50 percent is not refundable.

Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made before June 1, 2006, assuming that rooms are still available. After that time the hotel will not hold our block of rooms for the convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon.

Guestroom amenities include cable television, coffee pot, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and high-speed Internet access. The Hilton Anatole has six excellent restaurants, twenty-four-hour-a-day room service, first-rate meeting space, and other top-notch facilities. It is in downtown Dallas with $15 shuttle service to both the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport and Love Field.

The 2006 convention will follow what many think of as our usual schedule:

Saturday, July 1                 Seminar Day
Sunday, July 2                   Registration Day
Monday, July 3                  Board Meeting and Division Day
Tuesday, July 4                 Opening Session
Wednesday, July 5             Tour Day
Thursday, July 6                Banquet Day
Friday, July 7                    Business Session

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Contents

Vol. 49, No. 1                                                                     January 2006

Frontispiece

Victory in the First Round of the Christine Boone Case
by Barbara Pierce

NFB Highlighted on NBC’s Three Wishes
by Rebekah Jakeman

The New Book—The Blindness Revolution: Jernigan in His Own Words
by James H. Omvig

Old Nate
by Fredric K. Schroeder

Building a Global Library for People with Print Disabilities
by Jim Fruchterman

Ask Miss Whozit

Termites, Chapters, and Changing What It Means to Be Blind
by Ray Martin

National Literary Braille Competency Test: New Partnerships, New Possibilities
by Barbara Pierce

A Reflection on Martin Luther King
by Ed McDonald

Access at the Point-of-Sale: The U.S. Netcom Solution
by Chad Allen

Convention Scholarships Available
by Allen Harris

Recipes

Monitor Miniatures

          Complete Braille Monitor

          Complete Braille Monitor (download Zip version)

Copyright 2006 National Federation of the Blind