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Upcoming Events

2018 Washington Seminar

Monday, January 29, through Thursday, February 1, 2018

Join over 500 members of the National Federation of the Blind for the 2018 Washington Seminar, an exciting opportunity to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans.

2018 Scholarship Program Applications Open

November 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. More information and how to apply is available on the National Federation of the Blind 2018 Scholarship Program page.

2018 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program Applications Open

November 15, 2017 through April 15, 2018

The Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards seek to honor initiatives, innovations, and individuals that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and advance the ultimate goal of helping them transform their dreams into reality. More information and how to apply is available on the 2018 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program page.

What's New

Thank You to Our Generous Supporters

Thanks to the support of people like you, we've been able to accomplish so much this year. To make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind, visit nfb.org/donate2017.

Your Child Can Receive a Braille Letter from Santa

Santa Claus has made the staff at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute honorary elves. He has asked us to help him send letters in Braille to blind children under the age of ten. Please fill out the form by December 15, 2017 and we’ll make sure Santa gets a letter out to your child. You will receive a reply from the North Pole in print and contracted Braille.

Learn How to Get KNFB Reader Enterprise for Free

We are collaborating with Sprint to offer KNFB Reader Enterprise app for free with a new line activation or eligible upgrade. Learn more about this offer and other ways to purchase KNFB Reader Enterprise by going to knfbreader.com/get-it.

Listen to the Latest Episode of the Nation's Blind Podcast

Learn about one parent's experience with starting up an NFB BELL Academy, some exciting news from KNFB Reader and Sprint, and the National Federation of the Blind's relationship with Expedia on this month's episode of the Nation's Blind Podcast.

Read the November issue of Imagineering Our Future

Learn about ways you can support the National Federation of the Blind this holiday season and throughout the year in this month's issue of Imagineering Our Future.

Check Out the Newly Redesigned Voice of the Nation's Blind Blog

Read our latest posts, including a review of the ElBraille, a blind mother’s methods for getting the most out of her daughter’s ballet recitals, a guide dog handler’s perspective on being part of the Federation, and much more on the newly redesigned Voice of the Nation's Blind Blog.


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