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Upcoming Events

Free Accessibility Training Boutiques

HTML with Accessibility in Mind
May 12, 8:00-10:00 AM

Learn about how you can make different elements of a web page work for all your users with simple techniques. 

Accessible PDF Documents
May 23, 3:00-5:00 PM

This boutique will cover some of the pitfalls and strategies for creating an accessible PDF document. 

For more information or to RSVP for any of our boutiques, please go to our accessibility boutique information page.

6 Dot Dash

Join us for a 6K run through Federal Hill and the Inner Harbor of Baltimore on Sunday, June 5th at 8 a.m. To learn more and sign up for this unique race, please visit the 6 Dot Dash page.

NFB EQ

The NFB will facilitate two weeklong advanced engineering design programs for blind high school students June 19-25, 2016, and July 31-August 6, 2016. To learn more and apply as a student please visit http://www.blindscience.org/NFBEQ. To learn more and apply for the teacher cohort program offered August 2-6, 2016, please visit http://www.blindscience.org/nfb-eq-teacher-seminar.

2016 NFB National Convention

This year's national convention will take place Thursday, June 30—Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort at 9939 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida. To preregister for the convention, or to find out more information about the convention schedule, room rates, and other important details, please visit the 2016 NFB National Convention page.

NFB BELL Academy

The NFB BELL Academy is designed to provide intensive Braille instruction to blind and low-vision children during the summer months. If you are interested in having your child attend in a city near you, please visit the 2016 NFB BELL Academy Application page

What's New

Groundbreaking Settlement to End Discrimination Against Blind Uber Riders Who Use Guide Dogs

In an unprecedented settlement, Uber has agreed to take affirmative steps to prevent discrimination against blind riders who use guide dogs in its transportation network across the United States. This is the first nationwide class-action settlement of its kind against an app-based transportation network company. For more information about this agreement, please read our press release.

Nominate a Distinguished Educator of Blind Students

The National Federation of the Blind will recognize an outstanding teacher of blind students at our 2016 annual national convention in Orlando, Florida. To nominate a teacher, please fill out the nomination form (fillable PDF) and send it, along with attachments such as letters of support and other relevant materials, to Carla McQuillan, Chairperson, Teacher Award Committee, at mpresident@nfb-oregon.org or by mail to 5005 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97478. All materials must be sent (emailed or postmarked) by May 1, 2016, for consideration.

"Live the Life You Want" Official Music Video

This is the official video for our song, “Live the Life You Want,” which was debuted at our seventy-fifth national convention in July of 2015. The video is a montage of pictures and video of Federationists living the lives they want. You can get a copy of our album, Rhythm of the Movement: Federation Philosophy in Song, at www.nfb.org/rhythm.

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