THE FEDERATIONIST IN CONNECTICUT

"THE BLIND SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES"

SPRING/SUMMER 2014

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.

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Published by the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut

President: Elizabeth Rival

Editors: Barbara Blejewski and Carol Lemieux

April 2014

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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.

The deadline for the next issue of The Federationist is August 15, 2014. Submit your articles to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Either Carol Lemieux or Barbara Blejewski will contact you if there are any questions concerning your article, so be sure to include your name and telephone number with your submission.

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