FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Chris McKenzie
President
National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas
(501) 228-9751

National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas to Hold Annual State Convention

NFB President Marc Maurer to Speak at Banquet

Hot Springs, Arkansas (September 19, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its annual convention from Friday, September 21, to Saturday, September 22.  The convention will take place at the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs.  Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, will be the keynote speaker at the convention’s annual banquet.  “The annual convention is an important opportunity to continue building a future for the blind residents of Arkansas.  Please join us, your participation will help to ensure that the convention is informative, energizing, and fulfilling,” said Chris McKenzie, president of the NFB of Arkansas.

Location:  Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa
               101 Park Avenue
               Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Date:        September 21, 5:00 p.m. – September 22, 2007, 5:00 p.m.
Cost:        Registration: $15

This year’s convention will feature sessions highlighting the Louisiana Center for the Blind, with graduate Brian Dulude offering the student perspective on the importance of blindness skills training.  Another convention highlight is “Wrestling with Success: Tales from the Mat and the Classroom”, in which Braille teachers and parents of blind children will facilitate open discussion about the education of blind children.  In addition to national representative Dr. Maurer, a representative from the Social Security Administration will be in attendance to talk about opportunities for the blind in today’s workforce.

For more information, contact Chris McKenzie, president of the NFB of Arkansas.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind, visit www.nfb.org