FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2006
Carl Jacobsen
President
National Federation of the Blind of New York
(718) 567-7821

NFB Secretary Gary Wunder to Speak at New York Convention

NFB Secretary Gary Wunder to Speak at Banquet

Syracuse, New York (November 6, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of New York, 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 Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Convention Center.  Gary Wunder, secretary of the National Federation of the Blind, will be the keynote speaker at the convention’s annual banquet.  “The convention is an opportunity for all of us to share ideas and thoughts, and is always an educational, exciting, and ultimately rewarding experience for all involved,” said Carl Jacobsen, president of the NFB of New York.

Location:  Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
               801 University Avenue
              Syracuse, NY 13210
Time:       November 10, 10:30 a.m. – November 12, 11:30 a.m.
Cost:       Registration: $10
              Banquet Ticket: $26

This year’s convention will kick off with a seminar for the parents of blind children, as well as a first aid seminar and self-defense workshop.  The convention will provide discussion on many issues of prime concern to blind people, such as the latest assistive technology and the recent debate over quiet cars and pedestrian safety.  In addition to national representative Gary Wunder, representatives from the New York State Association of Blind Merchants and the New York Association of Guide Dog Users will make presentations during the convention, along with many others. 
 
The convention will commence at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 10, and conclude on Sunday, November 12, at 11:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Carl Jacobsen, president of the NFB of New York.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind, visit http://www.nfb.org/.