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Upcoming Events

2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, “Diversity in the Disability Rights Movement: Working Together to Achieve the Right to Live in the World.” The symposium will take place March 31 – April1, 2016, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute. Join leading disability rights advocates from throughout the United States to examine the status of diversity in the disability rights movement and explore ways to increase diversity so that all may achieve Dr. tenBroek's vision of equality of opportunity.


The National Federation of the Blind will facilitate three weeklong advanced engineering design programs known as NFB EQ. The first program took place in the summer of 2015 (August 2-8). This summer (2016), two additional programs will be held (June 19-25, 2016 and July 31-August 6, 2016). To learn more and apply please visit http://www.blindscience.org/NFBEQ

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 check back Spring 2016 to apply. 

What's New

Disability Rights Ohio, National Federation of the Blind, and Autistic Self Advocacy Network 
Celebrate Landmark Decision

In a precedent-setting opinion issued by an administrative law judge from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), three clients have been awarded minimum wage going forward and back pay from Seneca Re-Ad, a sheltered workshop run by the Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The original petition was filed by Disability Rights Ohio (DRO), the National Federation of the Blind, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, and the Baltimore law firm of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP. For more information about this noteworthy decision, please read our press release.

Self-Advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit

Equal access in higher education is an ongoing priority issue for the National Federation of the Blind. To better address students’ needs and to help prevent or mitigate access barriers, the NFB Legal Department has created the Self-Advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit. Please take time to review this toolkit and forward the information on to others.

National Federation of the Blind Launches Registration for Worldwide Blindness Conferences

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the World Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) Joint Assembly. The WBU/ICEVI Joint Assembly, hosted by NFB of the USA, will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA from 18 - 25 August 2016 at the beautiful Rosen Centre Hotel. To register, click on the following link: www.wbu-icevi2016.org. For more information about these conferences, please see our press release.

Lisa Irving’s Story of Faith in the Federation

In this video, Lisa Irving from San Diego talks about her faith in the NFB. She goes on to share about some of her experiences within the Federation such as Washington Seminar.

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