National Federation of the Blind
Chatham County Chapter
300 Lewis Drive #171
Savannah, Ga. 31406
McArthur Jarrett, President
Cory Brooks, Vice-President
Tyrone Palmer, Secretary
Sabrina Floyd, Assistant Secretary
Lucy Palmer, Treasurer
Leroy Palmer, Assistant Treasurer
Jessica Mathis, Chaplain
Brenda Walker, Board Member
Dorothy Cohen, Board Member
Every third Saturday of the Month, from2:30 pm until 4:00pm.
Annual Christmas Banquet
Community Fundraising Letter
African American Health and Resource Information Center
Phone number 912-447-6605
Address 1901 Abercorn Street Savannah, Ga. 31401
United Way Savannah, Georgia
Address: 428 Bull Street Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone Number 912-651-7700
Food Pantry St Michael’s Episcopal Church
Address 3101 Waters Avenue
Phone number 912-354-7230
Phone Number 912-920-2414
Center for Blind and Low Vision
Address 1141 Cornell Avenue
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Barriers to the ballot: Georgia voters with disabilities working to improve access to the polls
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Louis Braille Day NFB Chatham County 2023.
Reflection ons Louis Braille:
Past to Present : Reflections on Louis Braille Day and Its Impact
Submitted By : Jessica Mathia and Tyrone Palmer – National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County
January 5th 2023
Louis Braille was born on January 4th 1809 in France ; This week; on Thursday, January 5th 2023; the National Federation of the Blind of Chatham County honored the life and legacy and the creation of Braille by observing World Braille Day. This day commemorates the life of Louis Braille . Braille is credited with creating the system of raised dots which when used in a group can assist a person who is visually impaired and blind to read and write by touching with their fingertips Braille is the standard form of writing for the blind .
Today; Mr. Tyrone Palmer and I went to the Bull Street Library to set up a display table in observance of World Braille Day . Mr Palmer and I were greeted by several staff members and friends . One point that was most interesting to me was a lady who visited our table. As Mr. Palmer began to speak with her;she said that due to her disability; it is easier for her to listen and read audio books and Mr Palmer said that audio books were created to make reading much easier for people. Just like audio books, braille was created to make things easier for the blind to read. We ended the visit by giving her some information about the National Federation of the Blind.
Furthermore, everyone who passed by our table was interested in the Braille alphabet card we had sitting on the table. Despite Braille being the standard written form for the Blind and visually impaired; many people have not been taught or know how to use Braille for writing and reading.
As we think about the life and invention of Louis Braille;that’s why theBraille Literacy and Education Bill and The Georgia Commission for the Blind Bill is so important because braille allows Georgians and people who have blindness and visual impairments to get access to a good solid foundation to reading and writing at an early age. If braille is not taught at an early age then the blind will have a very difficult time forming the building blocks for success.