[Nfbnet-members-list] FW: Read Across America: Promote Braille Literacy, Have Fun, and READ!

Shaheen, Natalie NShaheen at nfb.org
Wed Feb 6 00:55:03 UTC 2013


We have an opportunity to proclaim our love for 
Braille to the world on a day when the world, or 
at least the United States, is abuzz about books! 
The National Education Association has been 
celebrating Read Across America Day on Dr. Seuss’ 
birthday for many years. March 2--Dr. Seus’s 
birthday­falls on a Saturday this year, so the 
festivities will take place on Friday, March 1 in 
schools and libraries around the country. As in 
years past, the National Federation of the Blind 
(NFB) will be joining in this celebration of 
literacy for all children­focusing particularly 
on the importance of Braille literacy. To ensure 
our message about the awesomeness of Braille is 
heard around the world, we need everyone’s help!

You can join in the Read Across America fun and 
help spread the good news about Braille starting today by doing the following:
in pictures of you or your child reading a 
Braille book near landmarks or other identifiable 
places. We want to show the world that blind 
people read Braille across America by showcasing 
pictures of Braille readers in the desert, on a 
beach, at Disney World, at the Grand Canyon, and 
the like. Chosen pictures will be posted on 
<http://www.nfb.org/>nfb.org, on the 
Facebook page, and tweeted by <https://twitter.com/nfb_voice>@NFB_Voice.
us a video of your child reading Braille or 
showcasing how you will celebrate Dr. Seus’s’s 
birthday. A selection of the submitted videos 
will be posted on Facebook, the 
YouTube channel, and tweeted by 
<https://twitter.com/nfb_voice>@NFB_Voice. Josey 
and Angel (one Braille reader and one print 
reader) submitted 
great video for Read Across America Day last 
year! Have fun, get creative, and show the world why you love Braille!
On March 1, Red Across America Day, help spread 
the message that Braille rocks by:
1.      READING Dr. Seus’s’s! This is what this 
day is all about. You can find Dr. Seus’s’s books 
in Braille online to download at 
<http://www.bookshare.org>Bookshare or from 
and you can find hardcopy Braille books at 
<http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/publications/all_books.html>National Braille Press.
2.      Tell us about what you are reading! 
Whether you are reading Dr. Seus’s’s or not, we 
still want to hear about it. Post about it on 
Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #Braille 
and #NEAReads (the official Read Across America 
hashtag). You can talk about what you are 
reading, suggest books, ask for suggestions, or 
post about why you love Braille and why it is 
important, or about anything else. We want to hear from you!

If the whole country is talking about literacy on 
March 1, Braille must be a part of the conversation!

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to 
pick up a book and read with a child."
--Dr. Seus’s’s

If you have questions about the NFB’s 
participation in Read Across America, please be in touch.

Natalie Shaheen
Natalie L. Shaheen, MEd
Director of Education
Jernigan Institute
200 E. Wells Street
at Jernigan Place.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Email: <mailto:nshaheen at nfb.org>nshaheen at nfb.org
Phone: (410) 659-9314 x2293
Twitter: @nlshaheen
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Visit: <http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org
"If they do not learn the way you teach, teach the way they learn" --Anonymous

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