FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006
Anil Lewis
President
National Federation of the Blind of Georgia
(404) 371-1000

National Federation of the Blind President Dr. Maurer to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia’s Annual Convention

Atlanta, Georgia (October 5, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Georgia, 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, October 6 to Sunday, October 8.  The convention will take place at the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta - Buckhead.  Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, will be the keynote speaker at the convention’s fifth annual Black Tie-White Cane Appreciation Banquet.  “Leaders of the blind community and administrators of programs for the blind will participate in a sharing of ideas and concerns in a forum that will empower all attendees,” said Anil Lewis, president of the NFB of Georgia. 

Location:  Doubletree Hotel Atlanta - Buckhead
                3342 Peachtree Road, NE
                Atlanta, GA 30326
Time:        October 6, 8:00 a.m. – October 8, 12:00 p.m.
Cost:         Registration:  $15.00 (Full Convention)
                Box Lunch:  $10.00 (Saturday Afternoon)
                Banquet:  $35.00 (for registered conventioneers)

This year’s convention will provide an opportunity for hands-on interaction with the latest assistive technology for the blind through an innovative presentation by the Georgia Assistive Technology Division (GATD).  The forum will also provide discussion on many other issues of prime concern to blind people, such as the Triple E program, which serves to encourage and empower blind persons to learn the alternative skills of blindness and attain employment.  In addition to President Maurer, representatives from agencies and organizations in Georgia that serve the blind will also make presentations during the convention.
 
The convention will get under way at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6 and conclude on Sunday, October 8 at 12:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Anil Lewis, president of the NFB of Georgia.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind visit www.nfb.org.