3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando PR Newswire July 1 Expected to Be Largest Disability Conference This Year Orlando, Florida (July 1, 2013) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO ) Event: National Federation of the Blind National Convention Dates: July 1–July 6, 2013 Place: Rosen Centre 9840 International Drive Orlando, Florida 32819 Attention Editors: 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. Attention Editors: 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. CONTACT: Chris Danielsen Director of Public Relations National Federation of the Blind (410) 659-9314, extension 2330 (410) 262-1281 email@example.com /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- July 1, 2013/ SOURCE National Federation of the Blind Website: http://www.nfb.org
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