If I understand correctly, there are around 40 million people on the Internet.
We will see a revolution in the people work and communicate. We absolutely
cannot afford to be left behind. I offer the following suggestions:
1. We need a registry of blind people. I would propose collecting the usual name
and address but also information on the careers and hobbies. This registry
would serve two purposes.
1. Provide the NFB more resources to draw on.
2. Serve as a databank for students and other who seek career information.
3. For those interested, a subset of the registry could serve as a yellow pagee
2. Several years ago, there was a contest sponsored by Johns Hopkins (I think.)
that was supposed to generate ideas for adaptive equipment. It would be
interesting to find out if any good came from this effort. Should the NFB
hold a contest for aids for the blind?
Obviously the internet, would be an easy way to spread the word about our activities. The cost of advetising is cheap and the distribution rapid.
I suggest that we open this discussion to the NFB Science and Engineering division, the NFB in Computer Science and possible the Blind lawyers.
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