Saturday, March 10, 2007

Canadian Braille stamp needs support

The Montreal Association for the Blind (MAB) is requesting Canada Post issue a Braille stamp to commemorate its 100th anniversary — and they are looking for public support - reports the Montreal based Chronicle.

Alan Dean (shown above)is spearheading the drive. Dean is blind and serves on the MAB’s members committee. He initially made the request about six years ago — and he is hoping Montrealers [and others] will write Canada Post this month in support of the Braille stamp, which would be the first of its kind issued in North America.

According to the article, Canada Post will likely make public what commemorative stamps will be issued in 2008 in late May or June

To send a letter to the Canada Post stamp advisory committee, mail it to: 2701 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0B1.

Shown above is Dean with Braille stamps from Brazil and Croatia.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM