Vol. 49, No. 6 June 2006
Barbara Pierce, editor
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SPEAKING FOR THE BLIND--IT IS THE BLIND SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES
The 2006 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Dallas, Texas, July 1 through 7, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel at 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207. Early this year the Wyndham Anatole property in Dallas became part of the Hilton chain. Because of this transition you should make your room reservation with the Hilton Anatole staff only. Call (214) 761-7500.
The 2006 room rates are singles, doubles, and twins $60 and triples and quads $65 a night, plus a 15 percent sales tax. The hotel is accepting reservations now. A $60-per-room deposit is required to make a reservation. Fifty percent of the deposit will be refunded if notice is given to the hotel of a reservation cancellation before June 1, 2006. The other 50 percent is not refundable.
Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made before June 1, 2006, assuming that rooms are still available. After that time the hotel will not hold our block of rooms for the convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon.
Guest room amenities include cable television, coffee pot, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and high-speed Internet access. The Hilton Anatole has six excellent restaurants, twenty-four-hour-a-day room service, first-rate meeting space, and other top-notch facilities. It is in downtown Dallas with $16 shuttle service to both the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport and Love Field.
The 2006 convention will follow what many think of as our usual schedule:
Saturday, July 1 Seminar
Sunday, July 2 Registration Day
Monday, July 3 Board Meeting and Division Day
Tuesday, July 4 Opening Session
Wednesday, July 5 Tour Day
Thursday, July 6 Banquet Day
Friday, July 7 Business Session
Vol. 49, No. 6 June 2006
JWOD Exposé Reveals Shocking Improprieties
by Merry-Noel Chamberlain
Milestone 311: The Epitome of Accessibility
by Michael D. Barber
an Education Program at the Jernigan Institute:
Reviewing Progress and Imagining the Future
by Mark A. Riccobono
Rest of the Story
by Betsy Zaborowski
Down and Backwards
by James Christopher Wycoff
Cell Phone Technology
by the International Braille and Technology Center Staff
Review of Education and Rehabilitation for Empowerment
by Kathleen M. Huebner
Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
by Stephen O. Benson
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