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Letter of Recommendation Form
Thank you for your support of the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards program.
Please complete the form below to submit your letter of recommendation in support of the award nominee. Recommendations cannot exceed 800 words. You will not be able to submit your recommendation if the maximum word count exceeds 800 words.
Please note that recommendations should come from someone other than the person who nominated the candidate.
Please note that required fields on this form are indicated by an asterisk (*).
* Nominee Name:
* Your First Name:
* Your Last Name:
* Your State:
* Your Phone Number:
* Your Email Address:
* Your Relationship to Nominee:
Please enter your letter of recommendation in the text area provided below:
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is proud to have provided funding for the Blindness Outdoor Learning and Development (BOLD) Program. This innovative project allows blind and low-vision children to access the outdoors in a new way. The program was planned and carried out by the National Federation of the Blind of Texas. The instructors were blind, and the children and their families learned valuable lessons about the skills and capacities of blind people. Providing blind role models to lead the program let the children and their parents know that it will be possible for them to grow up and lead independent, productive lives just like the adults who lead BOLD. This program has also taught our agency a lot about how programs like this can introduce blind children and adults to our network of parks, and we are eager to continue working with the National Federation of the Blind of Texas to enhance outdoor opportunities for blind people throughout the state. This program has also taught our agency a lot about how programs like this can introduce blind children and adults to our network of parks, and we are eager to continue working with the National Federation of the Blind of Texas to enhance outdoor opportunities for blind people throughout the state. The BOLD program has pushed us to think about how we can do better in bringing the blind community into their Texas state parks. We plan to continue this relationship and want to have our parks be at the forefront of blind accessibility by working the National Federation of the Blind of Texas. We urge the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Committee to help raise expectations for blind people by recognizing this excellent program. Doing so will not only reward the organization for a job well done, but it will also help to sustain the project monetarily. Thank you for your consideration of this worthy program. Sincerely, Michael Strutt, Ph.D. Director, Cultural Resources Program Texas Parks & Wildlife Department The NFBTX has an original copy of this letter on TPWD letterhead. It is available to the committee upon request.
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