June 7, 2015: 6 Dot Dash: A 6K to Advance Braille Literacy
On June 7, the National Federation of the Blind will once again be holding its 6 Dot Dash: A 6K to Advance Braille Literacy. The Dot Dash will begin at 8.am. at our headquarters in Federal Hill and continue through the Inner Harbor. More details, including information about registration, teams, and sponsors, can be found as they develop at www.nfb.org/dot-dash. Come join us as we ensure every blind child makes it to the literacy finish line!
July 5-10, 2015: NFB National Convention
The date has been set for the seventy-fifth convention of the National Federation of the Blind! Join us July 5-10 at the beautiful Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida, as we celebrate seventy-five years of raising expectations of blind people. The exciting activities at this year’s historic gathering will even include a Guinness World Record attempt! You won't want to miss this convention - preregister today! More information about the convention can be found at www.nfb.org/convention.
August 2-8, 2015: NFB EQ
Calling all blind and low vision high school students: are you interested in pursuing work in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) after high school? Do you enjoy investing your talent and energy in solving real-world problems? Join the National Federation of the Blind for NFB EQ, a week-long engineering program for blind and low vision high school students. The program will take place August 2-8, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute. To learn more and to apply, visit www.blindscience.org/NFBEQ.
The latest issue of the Braille Monitor features an inspiring story from NFB Board Member Patti Chang, who details how she raised the expectations of what blind people can achieve by "jumping the fire." Read her story and the other great articles featured in the May Braille Monitor by visiting https://nfb.org/braille-monitor.
The National Federation of the Blind has announced the finalists for its 2015 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. In July each finalist will attend the NFB’s seventy-fifth annual national convention in Orlando, Florida, where the Scholarship Committee will spend several days getting to know each student and then decide which scholarship (ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000) to award each of them. The scholarship winners will then be announced at the banquet of the NFB convention on Friday, July 10. Read the press release for the full list of finalists.
In our newest video, NFB member and PhD student Cindy Bennett shares her experiences with the National Federation of the Blind and its training center BLIND, Inc., where she received life-changing blindness training that increased her nonvisual skills for everyday life and enabled her to truly live the life she wants. Watch Cindy's story on our YouTube channel now.