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Preregistration for the 2018 Convention is Open! Left: Blind parents smile and pose with their daughter on dad's shoulders. Right: NFB President Mark Riccobono sits on the floor with a group of blind kids and speaks with them.

Upcoming Events

Free Accessibility Training Boutiques

Introduction to Web Testing

Thursday, April 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of testing for accessibility, testing processes, and techniques that anyone can perform using only free screen-access software.

If you are interested in participating in these boutiques, please RSVP to Rpugh@nfb.org.


July 29, 2018 - August 4, 2018

Applications due May 1, 2018

Blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply to attend the NFB EQ program. To learn more visit: http://www.blindscience.org/nfbeq.

Proposals for Tactile Graphics Symposium Presentations Now Being Accepted

Proposals due May 7, 2018

Proposals for general session and breakout session presentations at the Tactile Graphics in Education and Careers Symposium are now being accepted. The Tactile Graphics in Education and Careers Symposium will take place at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute October 11-12, 2018. For additional information about the symposium, please visit https://nfb.org/tactile-graphics-education-and-careers-symposium.

2018 6 Dot Dash

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Join us for our annual 6K race to benefit programs that help us lead the lives we want. For more information and to register, visit nfb.org/dot-dash.

2018 BELL Academy Applications Available Now

The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy teaches children Braille, nonvisual blindness skills, and independent living skills through crafts, games, and engaging instruction. To learn more about NFB BELL Academy and to apply please visit https://nfb.org/bell-academy.

2018 National Convention

Preregistration Now Open

Tuesday, July 3—Sunday, July 8, 2018

The NFB National Convention is the seminal annual event of our organization. Important decisions are made, memorable speeches are given, and new friendships are grown. More information about the 2018 National Convention is available on the National Convention page.

State Conventions

Utah - April 19 - April 21
New Mexico - April 19 - April 22
Idaho - April 26 - April 28

What's New

Read the Latest Issue of Imagineering Our Future

Read about our commitment to awarding outstanding educators and how you can nominate a distinguished educator of blind children in this month's issue of Imagineering Our Future.

Changing Attitudes Regarding Education, Employment, and Rehabilitation through the National Federation of the Blind CAREER Mentoring Program

Read this article about the new National Federation of the Blind Career Mentoring Program, which will combine best practices in mentoring with the philosophy of the NFB—a philosophy that combines high expectations, a positive attitude, the value of alternative techniques of blindness, and the belief that it is okay to be blind. The article includes information on how to apply to become a mentor or mentee. Give back to the Federation by becoming a mentor, or connect with blind people who can show you how to live the life you want without blindness holding you back!

Listen to the Latest Episode of the Nation's Blind Podcast

Learn about the Marrakesh Treaty, tactile art, and more on the latest episode of the Nation's Blind Podcast.


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