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Upcoming Events

2014-2015 School Year: NFB STEM2U

NFB STEM2U is coming to a city near you during the 2014-2015 school year! NFB STEM2U will provide great learning opportunities to blind and low vision children, parents of blind children, and teachers working with blind students. Learn more about the NFB STEM2U programs to be held in Baltimore, Boston, and Columbus, by visiting http://www.blindscience.org/nfb-stem2u.

March 26-27, 2015: Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Join leading disability rights advocates from throughout the United States for the 2015 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, to be held at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. This year's symposium will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss topics such as: the future of disability, how to enable the participation of people with disabilities in court proceedings, the unique challenges faced by criminal suspects and offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and a vision for the next twenty-five years to improve and augment the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and IDEA. For more information or to register online now, please visit https://nfb.org/law-symposium.

June 7, 2015: 6 Dot Dash: A 6K to Advance Braille Literacy

On June 7, the National Federation of the Blind will once again be holding its 6 Dot Dash: A 6K to Advance Braille Literacy. The Dot Dash will begin at 8.am. at our headquarters in Federal Hill and continue through the Inner Harbor. More details, including information about registration, teams, and sponsors, can be found as they develop at www.nfb.org/dot-dash. Come join us as we ensure every blind child makes it to the literacy finish line! 

July 5-10, 2015: NFB National Convention

The date has been set for the seventy-fifth convention of the National Federation of the Blind! Join us July 5-10 at the beautiful Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida, as we celebrate seventy-five years of raising expectations of blind people. Preregistration is now open; preregister now! More information about the convention can be found at www.nfb.org/convention.

 

 

 

 

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NFB Applauds Introduction of TIME Act

The National Federation of the Blind has applauded the January 7 introduction of the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2015 (H.R. 188) by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS). Congressman Harper introduced this legislation to responsibly phase out the use of Special Wage Certificates under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), thereby facilitating the transitioning of people with disabilities now working in sheltered, segregated employment, sometimes for pennies per hour, to integrated employment positions paying competitive wages. For information about this critically important legislation, please read the official press release.

NFB Provides Free White Canes 

Did you know that the National Federation of the Blind offers free white canes to blind children and adults through our free white cane program? We believe that independence and freedom to travel are so important to the quality of life of blind people that every blind person should have a cane, regardless of ability to pay. You can learn more about our free white cane program, including how to apply for one, through our fun YouTube video or by visiting https://nfb.org/free-cane-program

NFB Announces 2015 Jacob Bolotin Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award program. Each year the National Federation of the Blind presents cash awards to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of blind people in the United States. Individuals or organizations are encouraged to apply on behalf of themselves or others. Applications are due by March 31, 2015. For more information and/or to apply online, please visit https://nfb.org/bolotin-award-main

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