Listening To Braile – NYT Article

This NY Times piece was sent by Cheri Hofmann. In case the link doesn’t work, I’m providing you the text:

January 3, 2010

Listening to Braille
By RACHEL AVIV

AT 4 O’CLOCK each morning, Laura J. Sloate begins her daily reading. She calls a phone service that reads newspapers aloud in a synthetic voice, and she listens to The Wall Street Journal at 300 words a minute, which is nearly twice the average pace of speech. Later, an assistant reads The Financial Times to her while she uses her computer’s text-to-speech system to play The Economist aloud. Continue reading

2010 Race For Independance

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CONTACT:

Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

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National Federation of the Blind
Announces 2010 Race for Independence

Fundraising Effort to Focus on Access to Technology for Blind Americans

Baltimore, Maryland (January 19, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced the 2010 Race for Independence, a fundraising effort focused on improving access to technology by blind Americans and supporting other NFB initiatives.  The Race for Independence is designed to raise funds for the National Federation of the Blind Imagination Fund, which supports the education, technology, and research projects of the NFB Jernigan Institute, as well as programs conducted by the fifty-two affiliates and over seven hundred local chapters of the Federation. Continue reading