The NFB is expanding its BELL program in 2013. It hasn’t made it to Kansas yet–but it’s gotten next door, to Missouri and Oklahoma. The announcement follows:
The NFBJI is excited to announce that our NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Program will once again be expanding this year. This summer, in addition to veteran states Colorado, Utah, Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Idaho, and Georgia, NFB BELL programs will also be hosted in California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Illinois. BELL is a two-week program for blind or low vision students who could benefit from additional Braille instruction over the summer. In addition to Braille instruction, students in the program have the opportunity to learn other alternative skills of blindness, such as cane travel and age appropriate cooking skills. For more information about this tremendous program, contact Meleah Jensen by calling (410) 659-9314, extension 2418, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the BELL Web site for more information. Please note that in early March we will have more specific information such as date, cost, and location posted for each state’s program(s).