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National Federation of the Blind of Colorado (NFBCO)

NEWS CLIPS FROM ACROSS THE STATE

PLEASE SEE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR NOTICE OF MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES

4/22/13 Beer N' Brats with the Denver Chapter

Join the Denver Chapter for Beer and Brats at Jake's Brew Bar on Saturday, May 18.  Tickets are $20.00 and include one of Jake's Delicious beers and an organiz Brat.  If you are not a beer fan, trade your beer for one of Jake's delicious coffee drinks.  To purchase tickets stop by Jake's at 2540 W. Main Street Littleton, CO 80120.  You can also call Jessica Beecham at jbeecham@cocenter.org  or call 303-778-1130 x 223.  

4/22/13 North Metro Chapter Announces Upcoming Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The North Metro Chapter is going to have a wine taisting event at the Spero Winery on May 18, 2013.  The tickets are $50 and include the taisting of 19 different wines, dinner, and dessert.  Last year, a fun time was had by all who attended!  To purchase tickets, contact Jon Deden at 303-507-7677.  

2/10/13 Wine and Chocolate Tasting

On Sunday, February 10th, the Mile High Chapter will be hosting a wine and chocolate pairing.  You will have the opportunity to sample 5 delicious wine and chocolate pairings.  Tickets are $25.00 and proceeds go to the Mile High Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado.  Click Here for more information and for the link to purchase tickets.  

12/12/12 Protest Against Amazon.com inaccessible Kindle products.

On 12/12/12 Federationists from across the nation met in Seattle Washington to protest Amazon.com's attempt to place inaccessible Kindles and software into K-12 classrooms across the Nation.  Click here to read the NFB of Colorado blog post detailing the event.  Below you will also find links to our media coverage.  For additional information please go to www.nfb.org/kindle-books

The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2019892092_amazonebooksxml.html

NPR KPLU 88.5

http://www.kplu.org/post/blind-protesters-march-amazon-over-kindle-accessibility

Geek Wire

http://www.geekwire.com/2012/protesting-kindle-national-federation-blind-conducting-picket-amazon-headquarters/

 Good E-Reader

 http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/national-federation-of-the-blind-marches-on-amazon-headquarters/

8/25/12 Goodwill Protest Press Coverage

Below you will find links to media coverage of our Denver and Colorado Springs protests against Goodwill Industries. 

News 4 video

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/08/25/group-protests-goodwill-for-paying-disabled-workers-under-minimum-wage/

Colorado Springs Gazette Article

http://www.gazette.com/articles/wages-143721-goodwill-demanding.html
 
News Channel 5 video
 
http://www.koaa.com/videos/goodwill-protest/

Our Littleton News Article

http://www.ourcoloradonews.com/littleton/news/blind-students-picket-goodwill/article_a6f2156a-f14e-11e1-b8a8-0019bb2963f4.html

8/11/12 Picnic Update -- NFB of Colorado Springs

CLICK HERE to read about the 2012 Colorado Springs Chapter Picnic!!!  It was a n excellent event and a fun time was had by all who attended. 

7/28/12 North Metro Wine Tasting

CLICK HERE to read about the North Metro Wine Tasting at Spero Winery!  It was a night full of GOOD food, GREAT wine, and EXCEPTIONAL company! 

6/30-7/5/12 National Convention

 2012 Convention Highlights

The below link will allow you to access audio and video highlights from the 2012 National Convention in Dallas, Texas.

http://www.nfb.org/national-convention-highlights

7/2-7/8/11 National Convention

 2011 Convention Highlights

The beloe link will allow you to access audio and video highlights from the 2011 National Convention in Orlando, Florida.  

http://www.nfb.org/national-convention-highlights#2011

 →  Scott LaBarre is pictured wearing Mickey Mouse ears at NFB National Convention.  He was fulfilling his pledge to become a "Mouseketeer" for the day if the PAC pledges reached $400,000 per  year.