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In last year's convention Exhibit Hall, a boy tests a new device and another boy feels a tactile art exhibit.

2018 National Convention

The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Held annually, the convention serves as the governing body for our organization, and provides training, support, and inspiration for members of the blind community. The 2018 National Convention will take place July 3 through July 8, 2018 in Orlando.

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What's New

Nation's Blind Podcast: 2018 National Convention

Listen to the May episode of the Nation's Blind Podcast which highlights our favorite convention memories, and check out the latest bonus podcast all about how to dress for convention.

Banquet Listening Parties Create Convention Feel at Home

Experiencing the convention in person is the best, but if you can't attend, consider tuning in to the live stream and hosting a banquet listening party. Read our latest blog post about how to host a banquet listening party.

Plug and Play Braille Display? Not Today, But Soon They Say

Check out this blog post about a new standard for Braille display drivers that could help Braille displays and computers “speak to one another.”

Rideshare Testing: After One Year, How Are Uber and Lyft Doing?

If you have a service animal or travel with someone who does, fill out our online survey every time you request an Uber or Lyft. Learn more in this blog post about our Rideshare testing program.

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