[nfbwatlk] FW: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Kuhnke, Kristian KKuhnke at nfb.org
Mon Nov 9 20:12:28 CST 2009


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From: Dr. Fred Schroeder [mailto:outreach at nfb.org]
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 5:14 PM
Subject: The Perfect Holiday Gift



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It’s that time again­the holidays are quickly 
approaching!  This year, give the gift that will 
keep on giving for years to come.

Time is running out to purchase the beautiful 
2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, 
the first U.S. coin to feature readable, tactile 
Braille.  This unique commemorative coin 
symbolizes independence, opportunity, and the 
potential of blind individuals to make 
significant contributions to society when they 
are taught to read and write using Braille­but it 
is only available for purchase until December 11, 2009.

We know that Braille is vital to all blind 
individuals, yet today in America only 10 percent 
of blind children are learning to read Braille in 
school. This continues despite the fact that 
studies have shown that 85 percent of all employed blind people read Braille.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the coin 
will be used to support the National Federation 
of the Blind’s “Braille Readers are Leaders” 
campaign, a national initiative created to double 
the number of blind children learning Braille by 
2015, improve certification standards for 
teachers of Braille, and conduct innovative 
programs to support Braille literacy.

Go to 
<http://www.marchforindependence.org/site/R?i=OOROxrSXu195MQ84HEY9oA..>www.braille.org 
or 
<http://www.marchforindependence.org/site/R?i=QS6wg2UEMaVBHU8fwXSP2A..>www.usmint.gov 
or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) to give the gift of literacy today!

Small Black & White Braille Coin


To learn more about the 2009 Louis Braille 
Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the Braille literacy 
crisis, and the Braille Readers are Leaders 
campaign, visit 
<http://www.marchforindependence.org/site/R?i=juv4GcZyK7uSWPAjoNCX8A..>www.braille.org.

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
410-659-9314 * Fax 410-659-5129



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