FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Alfonse Delucia
President
National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
(860) 289-1971

Executive Director for the Louisiana Center for the Blind Pam Allen to Speak at Connecticut Convention

Executive Director for the Louisiana Center for the Blind Pam Allen to Speak at Banquet

Shelton, Connecticut (November 1, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut, 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 3 to Sunday, November 5.  The convention will take place at The Courtyard by Marriott.  Pam Allen, treasurer of the National Federation of the Blind and executive director for the Louisiana Center for the Blind, will be the keynote speaker at the convention’s annual banquet.  “The convention offers a wonderful opportunity to share ideas, inform, instruct, and have fun with our fellow Federationists, families and friends,” said Alfonse DeLucia, president of the NFB of Connecticut. 

Location:  The Courtyard by Marriott
               780 Bridgeport Avenue
               Shelton, Connecticut 06484
Time:       November 3, 7:00 p.m. – November 5, 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Complete Convention Package: $40

This year’s convention will feature an exciting panel discussion on the possible conception of a rehabilitation center for the blind in Connecticut, which would serve a significant part of the country.  The convention will also provide open dialogue on many other issues of prime concern to blind people, such as updates on the latest accessible voting technology, as well as new educational techniques for blind children, including tactile art.  In addition to national representative Pam Allen, representatives from the Diabetes Action Network and the National Association of Guide Dog Users will also make presentations during the convention.
 
The convention will commence at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, and conclude on Sunday, November 5, at 12:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Alfonse DeLucia, president of the NFB of Connecticut.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind visit http://www.nfb.org/.