Federation of the Blind of Nevada (NFBNV) will be sponsoring its 2018 BELL
(Braille Enrichment through Literacy & Learning) Academy to be held June
16 through June 23, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. The
program will be held at:
95 S. Arroyo Grand
Henderson , Nevada 89141
The BELL Academy
provides instruction in Braille and daily living skills to children ages 4
through 12 who have lacked the opportunity and sufficient exposure to these important
areas. In addition, the children will form new friendships with other
visually impaired/blind children and adults, and go on field trips.
children will have access to blind adults to serve as mentors and to
help facilitate the program.
Our goal is to
enable the children to live the life they want through the upbeat and
positive attitudes, skills, and experiences provided by the BELL Academy.
you would like to review and/or complete an application for the BELL Academy,
please visit https://nfb.org/bell-student-application-form.
You can also read the affiliate-specific Frequently Asked Questions brochure
for Nevada at https://nfb.org/bell-academy-faqs-affiliate/nv.
For more information, please contact Terri Rupp, our state BELL coordinator,
or by phone at
Academy Sponsorship Request for 2018
Can Help Sponsor This Summer’s BELL Academy
From Ice Cream
to T-Shirts, Braille Paper to Pizza
Please consider the
opportunity to help sponsor some part of the Braille Enrichment for Literacy
and Learning (BELL) Academy this summer, to be conducted in Henderson, NV.
The BELL Academy dates for 2018 are June 16th to 23rd.
The BELL Academy is a
two-week program for visually impaired and blind children ages 4 through 12,
many of whom have had minimal exposure to braille. The program presents
opportunities to enhance braille and blindness skills. Instruction in
activities of daily living furthers the children’s independence and
self-sufficiency. Blind mentors and volunteers provide excellent role models,
keeping expectations high and proving that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines one’s future. All BELL Academy children receive a
free white cane and a free slate and stylus from the NFB.
Please review and
consider the following list of sponsorships. Thank you.
$200 Tee shirts for
$200 Supplies for
arts and crafts
$150 Christmas in
July party with Santa
$100 Louis Braille
$100 Various games: Twister, Bingo, etc.
$50 Ice cream at the
$30 Mid-week pizza
$30 Braille paper
$20 Dark lined paper
$15 20/20 pens
$10 Snacks per
$5 Water for each
Sponsorship for Tactile
understanding and using tactile/raised-line illustrations is critical for
blind children both for academic and expressive needs. The following five
items promote this important but often less-recognized subject area.
1. 4 or more Sensational Graphics Blackboards at $49.95.
Here’s a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxHt_QYMg8E
2. 3D Doodler Pens, $100 each with “ink” strands. More packs
of “ink strands” cost $12.00 for a 25-pack.
3. InTact Sketch Pad $125. http://www.easytactilegraphics.com
4. InTact Sketch Pad electric eraser $150
5. Extra InTact Sketch Pad paper:
100 sheets for $24.00
Note: We have received several sponsorships prior to this
posting, and we thank those that have made the donation.
Once again, thanks for
your interest and support to drive the BELL Academy vehicle along the road to
literacy and learning for blind children. Together, with love, hope and
determination, we transform dreams into reality.
Please make checks
payable to NFB of Nevada and mail to:
Terri Rupp, President
10587 Santerno St
Las Vegas, NV 89141
In the memo, please
write “BELL.” Any sponsorship in any amount will be appreciated.