Future Reflections         Convention Report 2008

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National Braille Literacy Campaign and Commemorative Coin

Did you know?

Braille is equivalent to print.

Today, only 10 percent of blind children are learning Braille.

The National Federation of the Blind is initiating a campaign to double the number of
Braille readers by 2015.

Beginning in 2009, to coincide with the release of the Louis Braille Commemorative Coin from the U.S. Treasury in honor of Braille’s 200th birthday, the NFB Jernigan Institute will launch the Braille Readers are Leaders Literacy Campaign.

This initiative will be marked by the most significant investment in literacy for the blind ever—raising $8 million with the aid of the sale of the Commemorative Coin for Braille literacy programs into the future.

Let’s imagine the possibilities…

Want to know how to purchase a Commemorative coin?
Want more information on our literacy programs and initiatives?
Want to be part of the movement and help us make history?
Want to be the first to know when the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar is available?

Find out how by signing up for the Braille Readers are Leaders Campaign List at: www.Braille.org

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