Join Jim Turner on "My Hometown" from three to five this afternoon on 1520 WBZW. In the four o'clock hour, Jim's guest is Sherri Brun of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. Sheri will talk about the groups efforts to make life easier for the blind in Apopka and all of Central Florida. Be sure to spread the word to all your friends and neighbors in Apopka who may have sight issues.
The National Federation of the Blind is the largest organization of the blind in America. Interested sighted persons also join. Founded in 1940, the Federation has grown to include over 50,000 members.
The ultimate purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. This objective involves the removal of legal, economic, and social discriminations; the education of the public to new concepts concerning blindness; and the achievement by all blind people of the right to exercise to the fullest their individual talents and capacities. It means the right of the blind to work along with their sighted neighbors in the professions, common callings, skilled trades, and regular occupations.