3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando
Expected to Be Largest Disability Conference This Year
Orlando, Florida (July 1, 2013)
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National Federation of the Blind National Convention
July 1–July 6, 2013
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Florida Representative to Address Convention
Representative Daniel Webster, representing the 10^th Congressional District
of Florida, will address convention attendees on Friday, July 5, at 11:10
a.m. Representative Webster will speak to the gathered convention about
representing the rights of the blind in Congress.
NFB President to Speak on Subminimum Wages
Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, will give
his annual presidential report to attendees of the convention of the National
Federation of the Blind on the afternoon of July 4, 2013, at 2:05 p.m. EDT.
Topics included will be the NFB's continued fight for fair wages for workers
with disabilities, an issue that was prominently featured on the NBC show Rock
Center with Brian Williams on June 21.
Attention Technology and Business Editors:
Monster CIO to Speak on Accessibility
On Thursday, July 4, at 3:20 p.m., Monster Worldwide Chief Information Officer
Mark Conway will address the convention regarding Monster.com's recent
agreement to make its popular job search Web site and all of its other goods
and services fully accessible to blind users. Monster also serves as the
title sponsor of this year's convention.
Attention Sports and Lifestyle Editors:
Blind Youth to Learn Self Defense and More
As part of the program of the NFB's Sports and Recreation Division, many
different sporting events will be held at the national convention. Blind
people are often told they cannot participate in athletic pursuits, and the
Sports and Recreation Division works to dispel that misconception with
exciting activities throughout the convention.
On Monday, July 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., convention attendees are
invited to learn how to protect themselves with the always-popular
self-defense workshop led by Sports and Recreation Division President
Lisamaria Martinez. This year there are classes held in two-hour increments
starting at 9 a.m. for both blind adults and blind youth ages eleven to
fourteen and fourteen to eighteen.
NOTE: The entire convention agenda is available at www.nfb.org.
About the National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, and most
influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United
States. Founded in 1940, the NFB advocates for the civil rights and equality
of blind Americans, and develops innovative education, technology, and
training programs to provide the blind and those who are losing vision with
the tools they need to become independent and successful. We need your
support. To make a donation, please go to www.nfb.org/make-gift.
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- July 1, 2013/
SOURCE National Federation of the Blind
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