Read BRAILLE Across Maryland

Event Information
Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019
Event Address: 
Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
415 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
Brief Description of Event: 
In accordance with The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc., and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) will support the Read Across Maryland initiative by launching our “Read Braille Across Maryland” during the month of October. A 2009 study from the National Federation of the Blind found only 10% of visually impaired children in the US are now learning to read Braille. Braille is a necessary skill to acquire for the success of every blind or visually impaired child. LBPH wants to advocate every organization, agency, family, and child to read BRAILLE. During the month of October, LBPH will disseminate our “Braille Bettie” to local schools, agencies, organizations, and families. Show your support for Braille literacy by taking a photo of yourself reading Braille books, magazines, or literature with Braille Bettie. Post it with the hashtag #ReadBrailleMD to our social media platforms. www.face​book.com/mdlbph​ www.twitter.com/md_lbph​ Pass Bettie to a friend, family member, or colleague and keep Bettie reading throughout the month of October. Let’s show Maryland how much we value reading Braille and support the READ ACROSS MARYLAND initiative.
Organizations Involved
Organization to be Benefited: 
LBPH
Event Coordinator Information
Event Coordinator Name: 
Ms. L Myles
Event Coordinator Email: 
Event Geofield: 
Latitude: 39.294722000000
Longitude: -76.617883000000
Number of Participants (total): 
8000
Number of Participants (youth): 
300