Pub Date: 08/01/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 American Foundation for the Blind ISSN: 0145-482X
Issue: Date: August, 2011 Source Volume: 105 Source Issue: 8
Organization: Organization: National Federation of the Blind
Persons: Named Person: Supalo, Cary; Munden, Jerry
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 265870250
Full Text: The National Federation of the Blind recently presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of blind people into society. The fourth annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honored four innovators in the blindness field at the National Federation of the Blind annual convention in Orlando. The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness, housed at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, was given a $20,000 award for its groundbreaking leadership in the field of education and rehabilitation for blind people. And $10,000 each was given to Cary Supalo, of West Lafayette, Indiana, who has pioneered alternative tools and techniques designed to allow blind people to participate in the sciences; Jerry Munden, of Charlotte, North Carolina, who spearheaded the development of products designed to help blind diabetics manage their diabetes independently; and the Braille Institute of America's Braille Challenge, a nationwide competition based out of Southern California, which motivates blind students to learn and enjoy braille. For more information, contact: National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street, Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230; web site: .
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