[Nfbnet-members-list] Assisting NFB-NEWSLINE at the 2013 NFB convention
dandrews at visi.com
Tue Jun 4 03:00:30 UTC 2013
Greetings fellow Federationists:
The 73rd annual national convention of the
National Federation of the Blind is rapidly
approaching, so before everyones schedule is
entirely packed, I wanted to write to you to ask
for your assistance. The NFB-NEWSLINE® team will
be hosting a demonstration room and a table in
the Exhibit Hall this year. Both of these
activities will require a number of volunteers
and we would greatly appreciate any time that you
could offer to help with our convention activities.
We have recently launched new service features,
and we want to give convention attendees an
opportunity to become familiar with these
additions so that they can make the most of them.
To aid us in this effort, in addition to our two
tables at the Exhibit Hall, the NFB-NEWSLINE®
team has arranged for a demonstration room that
will allow for hands-on demonstrations of our
recent service enhancements, such as the new
emergency weather alerts and the latest update to
our NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile application for the
iPhone. We will also demonstrate some of the
newest smaller features and services added to the
system and the latest publications now available
to the blind such as the U.S military publication Stars and Stripes.
Our demonstration room will be available for
twelve hours of walk-in traffic, and our tables
in the Exhibit Hall will need to be staffed for
twenty-three hours, so we need plenty of help! We
are looking for support from our members who are
familiar with the NFB-NEWSLINE® service.
Additionally, we need volunteers to staff our
rooms four workstations to help convention
attendees learn about recent service initiatives.
Our volunteers will be asked to assist visitors
in many waysby providing information, handing
out literature, and helping sign up new
subscribers. We will provide interested
volunteers with information on these new service
initiatives before convention via conference call
during the week of June 24th so that everyone is up to speed.
Please send an e-mail indicating your interest in
volunteering during convention to my assistant,
Nijat Worley. Nijat can be reached via e-mail at
<mailto:nworley at nfb.org>nworley at nfb.org or by
calling (410) 659-9314, extension 2234.
Thank you in advance for your time and for your volunteer work
National Federation of the Blind
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