Navigation Links
National Federation of the Blind Congratulates NASA on Successful Mission

Two Louis Braille Coins Return with Atlantis

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the space shuttle Atlantis landed today, it also returned from space two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars. This unique coin commemorates the birth of the inventor of the reading and writing code for the blind and is the first United States coin to contain tactile, readable Braille. Sales of the coin will be used to support the National Federation of the Blind "Braille Readers are Leaders" campaign. The campaign is a national initiative created to double the number of blind children learning Braille by 2015.

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "The National Federation of the Blind wishes to congratulate NASA on a successful mission to enhance our capability to explore the far reaches of space. We are also pleased that this mission promoted Braille literacy by carrying two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars into orbit. Blind children in America are facing a crisis--only 10 percent of them are learning Braille, leaving 90 percent illiterate. By dramatically publicizing this coin, whose own mission is to raise critically needed funds to support Braille literacy, NASA has helped to reverse this devastating trend."

To purchase the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, please visit or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). The proof silver dollar is available for $41.95 and the uncirculated silver dollar sells for $33.95. For more information about the National Federation of the Blind and the Braille Readers are Leaders campaign, please visit

SOURCE National Federation of the Blind
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New National Day and Scholarship Created in Celebration of Healthcare Professionals
2. Statement of National Business Group on Health
3. Bill Saunders Joins Americans United for Life, Set to Expand Efforts to Protect Human Life Internationally
4. National Eyewear Chain Visionworks Opens Two New Stores in Orlando Market
5. National Eyewear Chain EyeMasters Opens Tenth Store in Cleveland Market
6. National Medical Interpreter Certification Testing Enters Pilot Phase
7. National Pharmacy Omnicare Pays 'Unusual' Settlement to Resolve Charges of Generic Drug Switching in Delaware Nursing Homes, Resulting From 'Qui Tam' Lawsuit
8. An International Design Team has Been Selected for an Iraqi Hospital to Transform Healthcare in the Middle East
9. APHA Joins National Coalition in Issuing Transportation Reform Blueprint
10. Southern California-Based Shangri La Tea Company Captures Four International Awards at the 2009 World Tea Expo
11. The National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Briefed Congress on Action Plan for a National Vision for Bone Health
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has announced the launch of ... (MSA) research, timed today to coincide with Giving Tuesday 2015, a global day of ... to work and be productive, to do simple daily activities like walking to the ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ME (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... Royal ... reports a new study that found post-menopausal women who took the nutritional supplement creatine, ... than women who trained but did not take creatine. , The report is part ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... number of leadless pacemakers in the U.S. and is the only hospital in ... from the largest clinical data presentation of transcatheter pacing patients were revealed recently ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... December 1, ... expansion of the company’s growing product line of food safety and seafood fraud ... Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) – allow InstantLabs to offer fast, reliable species identification for ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Diabetic ... United States. Podiatrists are well aware that psychology-based patient non-compliance (disobedience of a ... catastrophic contributors to diseases of the diabetic foot. The American Board of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... DUBLIN , Dec. 01, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the "Medium ... Adhesives, Sealants, Lubricants, and Other Applications - ... and Forecast, 2015 - 2023" report ... ) has announced the addition of the ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 01, 2015 ... the addition of the "Spinal Muscular ... Trends, and Forecast 2015 - 2023" ... ) has announced the addition of ... Pipeline Assessment, Size, Growth, Trends, and Forecast ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Nottingham Spirk , a ... the publication of a free whitepaper , ... Market". The whitepaper gives medical product companies, pharmaceutical ... this lucrative segment. Nottingham Spirk ... manage their own health, save money (i.e., fewer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: