[nfbwatlk] braille readers are leaders (BRL)

Jedi loneblindjedi at samobile.net
Tue Sep 1 02:36:31 UTC 2009

Denise, feel free to count me in. Cheers.

Respectfully Submitted

Original message:
> On November 14, 2009, a kick off for the Braille Readers are Leaders (BRL)
> Program in Washington will take place at the WTBBL.  The Seattle Lighthouse
> and the Department of Services for the Blind, Child and Family Program are
> assisting in this effort.  Hopefully, this will be an exciting kickoff and
> will set the trend for much more participation in this program than has been
> the case in recent years.  We will need people who will be willing to
> participate as planners, braille reading mentors and take on other event
> organizing.   By the affiliate putting out an effort in pushing for a
> dynamic and fun BRL we are again able to promote braille reading as an
> effective way of being truly literate as a blind or visually impaired child.
> I am constantly hearing that even if a student is receiving braille
> instruction it is not done in a positive and fun way.  This program can help
> families to encourage reading with their children.  Information on the
> program is available at
> http://www.nfb.org/nfb/NOPBC_Braille_Readers_Are_Leaders.asp?SnID=410112325
> .  The web site has not been updated for the 2010 contest but it does not
> officially start until November.  The information is basically the same.
> The fall Braille Reading Pals for young readers has already started.
> Braille Reading Pals should be a part of any preschool program.  There are
> many ways that local chapters can support the BRL Programs.  We will discuss
> this in more detail at the convention.  Please begin to think about how you
> could participate and email me at cane.travel at gmail.com .

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