[Nfbnet-members-list] Looking for Info

Hartle, Mary Jo mhartle at nfb.org
Wed Nov 3 21:11:04 UTC 2010

Hi all,
     Charlie Brown, a lawyer who works for the American Action fund 
is helping a lawyer in Hawaii with a discrimination case.  The case 
involves a woman from AZ who was vacationing in HI and scheduled to 
take a swim with the dolphins.  When she arrived at the event, she 
was apparently not allowed to participate because she was blind and 
the activity was thought to be too risky for her.  In any case, this 
lawyer is collecting information to show that blind people can and do 
participate in these kinds of activities and even show other 
typically "risky" activities in which other blind people have 
participated to demonstrate how this company discriminated against 
her.  So, I am asking any of you out there who have participated in 
this kind of activity before to contact Charlie Brown with your 
situations.  He can be reached at the National office at 410.659.9314 
ext. 2206 or via email at
<mailto:cbrown at actionfund.org>cbrown at actionfund.org  He is looking 
for stories from blind people who may have:
--swam with dolphins or participated in other similar marine life 
swims or excursions in the water
--SCUBA divers
--sky divers
--Para sailors
--any other "risky" type activities of this nature

     If you can be of help to him, please contact him ASAP.

Mary Jo T. Hartle

Mary Jo Thorpe-Hartle, MEd, NOMC

Director of Education
Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410)659-9314 ext. 2407
Email: <mailto:mhartle at nfb.org>mhartle at nfb.org
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Visit <http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org

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