FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
J. Michael Jones
President
National Federation of the Blind of Alabama
(334) 501-2001

National Federation of the Blind of Alabama
to Hold 65th Annual State Convention

Tuscaloosa, Alabama (March 13, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will hold its 65th annual convention March 16 through March 18.  The convention will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel.  Ron Brown, president of the National Federation of the Blind of Indiana, will attend and provide the national report.  “We invite everyone to experience our 65th statewide convention and learn more about blindness through our many exciting and informative events,” said Michael Jones, president of the NFB of Alabama. 

Location:  Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
               320 Paul Bryant Drive
               Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Time:        March 16, 9:00 a.m. – March 18, 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Convention Registration: $50

The convention will provide discussion on many issues of prime concern to blind people and parents of blind children, such as diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness among adult Americans.  The Diabetes Action Network will hold its annual seminar to discuss available resources and techniques for managing diabetes independently.  This year’s conference will also highlight mentoring methods, to better enable members to spread the NFB’s positive philosophy of blindness and help others.  
 
The convention will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16 and conclude on Sunday, March 18 at 12:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Michael Jones, president of the NFB of Alabama.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind visit www.nfb.org.