Vol. 43, No. 10 November 2000
Barbara Pierce, Editor
Published in inkprint, in Braille, and on cassette by
National Federation of the Blind
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THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND IS NOT AN ORGANIZATION SPEAKING FOR THE BLIND--IT IS THE BLIND SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES
NEW CONVENTION SITE--PHILADELPHIA!
The 2001 Convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although previous announcements indicated that the convention would be held in Detroit, the hotel which we were planning to use is undergoing renovations, and it will not be able to offer the rooms, facilities, and services needed for our convention.
Arrangements have now been made to hold our convention at the Philadelphia Marriott, a first-class convention site. Rates for this coming convention are again very good and exactly what we were planning in Detroit. Singles will be $55, and twins, doubles, triples, and quads will be $65 per night, plus tax.
The hotel will be accepting reservations soon. 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 cancellation of a reservation beforeMay 29, 2001. The other 50 percent will not be fundable.
Rooms at the hotel will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reservations may be made to secure these rooms before May 29, 2001. After that time the hotel will not hold the block of rooms for the convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon. There will probably be a need for rooms beyond those we are holding at the Marriott, and those who get their reservations in first will get them.
Participants in the 1999 and 2000 conventions can testify to the gracious hospitality of the Marriott. The Philadelphia Marriott has excellent restaurants, first-rate meeting space, and other top-notch facilities. Itis in downtown Philadelphia across the street from the Reading Terminal Market, an establishment which combines the sites, smells, experiences, and tastes of Philadelphia cuisine and the Amish Farmers' Trading Center. Other attractions of Philadelphia are immediately at hand, and of course the convention will be occurring in the spacious ballroom of the Marriott.
The 2001 Convention will be on the Sunday through Saturday schedule:
Sunday, July 1 Seminar Day
Monday, July 2 Registration Day
Tuesday, July 3 Board Meeting and Division Day
Wednesday, July 4 Opening Session
Thursday, July 5 Tour Day
6 Banquet Day
PLAN TO BE IN PHILADELPHIA,
Public Rights of Way:
What Is the Right Way?
by Scott C. LaBarre
by Jennifer Dunnam
New Products for the Blind
by David Pillischer
Public Attitudes Through Braille
by Connie J. Johnson
into Artificial Vision for the Blind
by Peter M. Scialli, Ph.D.
Adult Basic Education: Locating Materials and Sharing
by Doris Willoughby and Susan Ford
by Stephen O. Benson
Making of A Campaign Volunteer
by Jason Ewell
New Virtual Audio Computer Game for the Blind
by Curtis Chong
A complete zipped copy of this Braille Monitor may be downloaded.
© 2000 National Federation of the Blind