Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Sharon Maneki
National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
(410) 715-9596

NFB President Marc Maurer and NFB Vice President Fred Schroeder to Speak at Maryland State Convention

Ocean City, Maryland (November 6, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, 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, November 10, to Sunday, November 12.  The convention will take place at the Carousel Hotel in Ocean City.  Fred Schroeder, vice president of the National Federation of the Blind, will be the keynote speaker at the convention’s annual banquet.  “With exciting activities for everyone, from children to seniors, our annual convention is open to any person who wants to participate in a weekend of fun and learning,” said Sharon Maneki, president of the NFB of Maryland.

Location:  Carousel Hotel
              118th Street on the Ocean
              11700 Coastal Highway
              Ocean City, MD 21842
Time:       November 10, 1:00 p.m. – November 12, 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Registration: $20

This year’s convention will provide abundant information for blind children and their parents, including hands-on experience in science workshops, discussion on accessible books for students, and seminars specifically geared towards the parents of blind children, such as a demonstration on cane travel.  The convention will also provide dialogue on many matters of importance to blind people, including the latest accessible technology, job opportunities for the blind, and the NFB-NEWSLINE® service.  In addition to national representative Fred Schroeder, NFB President Marc Maurer will be the master of ceremonies at the annual banquet and will present during the convention, along with many others. 
The convention will commence at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, and conclude on Sunday, November 12, at 12:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Sharon Maneki, president of the NFB of Maryland.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind visit