Braille Monitor                                                 June 2012

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Learning about Braille from an Expert

Mrs. Maurer and a group of people sit at a conference table.

In mid February the Jernigan Institute welcomed future Baltimore community leaders participating in the Leadership program, sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee. Participants learned some alternative techniques of blindness and talked to NFB leaders. Shown here is the first lady of the National Federation of the Blind, Patricia Maurer, giving basic instruction to community leaders in reading and writing Braille. Because of this and other efforts conducted during the four daylong sessions at the National Center for the Blind, participants left with a new perspective on blindness and a better understanding of accessibility.

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