2014-2015 School Year: NFB STEM2U
NFB STEM2U is coming to a city near you during the 2014-2015 school year! NFB STEM2U will provide great learning opportunities to blind and low vision children, parents of blind children, and teachers working with blind students. Learn more about the NFB STEM2U programs to be held in Baltimore, Boston, and Columbus, by visiting http://www.blindscience.org/nfb-stem2u.
March 26-27, 2015: Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium
Join leading disability rights advocates from throughout the United States for the 2015 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, to be held at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. This year's symposium will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss topics such as: the future of disability, how to enable the participation of people with disabilities in court proceedings, the unique challenges faced by criminal suspects and offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and a vision for the next twenty-five years to improve and augment the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and IDEA. For more information or to register online now, please visit https://nfb.org/law-symposium.
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. Preregistration is now open; preregister now! More information about the convention can be found at www.nfb.org/convention.
Have you read the Braille Monitor recently? Catch up on the latest in the organized blind movement with the March 2015 issue of our flagship publication. Contents include a thorough recap of our recent work on Capitol Hill to secure equality for blind Americans, an update on our work to ensure the blind are able to vote privately and independently, a personal story from a blind Canadian who truly espouses our belief that blind people can live the lives we want, and much more.
Did you know that the National Federation of the Blind offers free white canes to blind children and adults through our free white cane program? We believe that independence and freedom to travel are so important to the quality of life of blind people that every blind person should have a cane, regardless of ability to pay. You can learn more about our free white cane program, including how to apply for one, through our fun YouTube video or by visiting https://nfb.org/free-cane-program.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award program. Each year the National Federation of the Blind presents cash awards to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of blind people in the United States. Individuals or organizations are encouraged to apply on behalf of themselves or others. Applications are due by March 31, 2015. For more information and/or to apply online, please visit https://nfb.org/bolotin-award-main.