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There is so much great stuff to check out at convention! Last year at our NF-BE Healthy Fair a young blind girl made it to the top of the climbing wall (left) and a senior woman learned about cardio drumming (right)!

Upcoming Events

National Convention 2017

Monday, July 10 - Saturday, July 15, 2017

Join us in Orlando, Florida for the largest meeting of blind people in the world! View the agenda at https://nfb.org/convention/agenda.

Click-to-Give Campaign

Monday, July 10 - Saturday, July 15, 2017

During the week of Convention, individuals identified by members will receive emails inviting them to easily donate to the National Federation of the Blind. When the campaign starts we will send an email inviting all of these individuals to share in the great things we do every day to help blind people live the lives they want. Their gift will assist a newly blinded person with independent travel through our free White Cane program, help a child to learn to read through our Braille Reading Pals program, assist blind veterans to regain their independence, and so much more.

NFB BELL Academy - Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning

The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy prepares blind and low vision children to grow into confident and independent blind people who will live the lives they want. The program provides Braille and non-visual skills instruction through fun, hands-on learning. For more information about a program near you, go to https://nfb.org/bell-academy

National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam

July 23-29, 2017

NFB Youth Slam is a weeklong learning opportunity that gets blind students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and careers in STEM, by offering hands-on learning opportunities. NFB Youth Slam is a program sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind's National Center for Blind Youth in Science initiative.

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What's New

New Click-to-Give Campaign

Our Imagination Fund Committee is pleased to announce a Click-to-Give campaign that we will kick off at our national convention. Click-to-Give allows anyone to make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind. Please take the time to share the names and email addresses of potential supporters. When the campaign starts we will send an email inviting all of these individuals to share in the great things we do every day to help blind people live the lives they want.

Do You Dream in Color? Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, July 14, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

While at National Convention, join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed film Do You Dream in Color? about four inspiring blind students and their journeys. This will be followed by a rare opportunity for a discussion with one of the film's creators, Abigail Fuller, as well as Carina Orozco, who is featured in the film and now works at our Colorado Center.

Beginning Braille and Little Canes

The National Federation of the Blind gifts kids with both literacy and mobility. We start as early as possible. A child who can read Braille is more likely to be employed as an adult. Interacting safely with one’s environment is important for a child’s development. NFB created novel Early Childhood Initiatives to give kids a love of reading and the ability to explore their world. Read more in this month's issue of Imagineering Our Future

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