The following states will be holding their conventions in May:
South Dakota - May 5-6. More information available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1362376217152733
Florida - May 29-31. More information available at http://www.nfbflorida.org/upcoming/convention-2017.htm
Sunday, June 4th at 8:00 a.m.
Join us for a 6K through the National Federation of the Blind's hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. The event will raise funds that are used to support our programs that help blind people live the lives they want. For more information and to register go to https://nfb.org/dot-dash
It's back! Get your student excited about science at the 2017 NFB Youth Slam! It will be held July 23-29, 2017 at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Students will get to stay on a college campus, meet blind mentors, and learn how to become confident blind adults able to live the lives they want, all while engaged in hands-on STEM classes. Applications for the program are available now for students. To learn more and to apply please visit http://blindscience.org/youthslam.
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In "What Do We Really Think of Sight?", Eric Duffy discusses the extreme emphasis that was placed on sight by the family who loves him, his own journey to learn and use nonvisual techniques, and his awareness that there must be a merging of alternative techniques and visual ones to live the life he wants. To read this article and others, visit the April Braille Monitor
Does the National Federation of the Blind give you hope for your future? Help you achieve your dreams? Support you in your time of need? Read about the numerous reasons why people become and remain members of the National Federation of the Blind by visiting https://nfb.org/blog/vonb-blog/why-are-you-federationist.
Online preregistration is now open for the National Federation of the Blind National Convention 2017, to be held July 10-15 at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. Save money on your registration and banquet tickets and avoid a long wait in line. For more information about the upcoming convention, including hotel reservation information, visit http://www.nfb.org/convention.
Each year we honor a teacher of blind students who has distinguished his or herself in the profession. For more information and to nominate someone deserving of this award, visit https://nfb.org/iof/2017/04/2
The 2017 Blind Educator of the Year Award pays tribute to a blind teacher whose exceptional classroom performance, notable community service, and uncommon commitment to the NFB merit national recognition. For more information and to nominate someone deserving of this award, visit https://nfb.org/iof/2017/04/3