[Nfbnet-members-list] Assisting NFB-NEWSLINE at the 2013 NFB convention

David Andrews 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 everyone’s 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 
room’s 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
Scott White
National Federation of the Blind
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