THE FEDERATIONIST IN CONNECTICUT
"THE BLIND SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES"
PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF CONNECTICUT
The real problem of blindness is not the lack of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information which exist. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness is only a physical nuisance. The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut is a state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and works to improve the lives of blind people in Connecticut. By providing information and education to its members and the public, the NFB of Connecticut is changing what it means to be blind.
Articles reproduced in The Federationist comply with public law 104-197, the Copyright Amendment of 1996. This law allows authorized entities to reproduce previously published, non-dramatic literary works in specialized formats for the exclusive use by blind or disabled people
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Economics of Leadership: Is Power Rival?
- The Braille Trail: The Best Kept Secret in Vernon
- My Trip to Poland
- Increasing Membership
- Blind Gifts
- My Birthday Surprise
- Vehicle Donation Program
- Washington Seminar 2014
- My Experience at the Louisiana Center
- Microsoft GW Micro Partnership
- 2013 Resolution
- Chapter Meeting Information
Published by the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut
President: Elizabeth Rival
Editors: Barbara Blejewski and Carol Lemieux
Please obtain permission from the editors before reprinting any articles, in full or in part, printed in this publication.
In This Issue of The Federationist in Connecticut. . .
We think you will find the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Connecticut's Federationist thought provoking, interesting and fun to read. Our articles come from a wide range of Federationists--long-time members to relatively new members.
After reading the issue, you will come away with different views on NFB philosophy, gather some information on products available to the blind, and hopefully share in the joys of being a member of the National Federation of the Blind.
Please start gathering your articles soon, as we would like to have the next edition published by the state convention in November. If you are going to the national convention this summer, please consider submitting an article about the convention and your experience. We would also like to have articles about the activities of the local chapters, and of course, don't forget to submit recipes.
One word of caution, please do not submit articles from other publications without indicating the name of the publication, author (if known), and publication date. We would not want to violate any copyright laws. This is our publication, so let's make it one we will be proud to call Connecticut's Federationist