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Upcoming Events

2018 Washington Seminar

Monday, January 29, through Thursday, February 1, 2018

Join over 500 members of the National Federation of the Blind for the 2018 Washington Seminar, an exciting opportunity to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans.

Free Accessibility Training Boutiques

Managing and Responding to Accessibility Issue Reports
Thursday, January 25, 08:00-10:00 a.m.

Properly handling a customer’s accessibility issue will only strengthen your company’s standing within the disability community. Learn more about this important topic during this upcoming Accessibility Training Boutique.

2018 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Thursday, March 22, through Friday, March 23, 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, “Fifty Years After tenBroek: The Right to Live in the World Today and Tomorrow.” Join leading disability rights advocates from throughout the United States to examine Dr. tenBroek’s impressive legacy through a present-day lens, focusing on many of the timeless themes addressed in his publications and speeches during his lifetime. Together, we will explore topics such as discrimination against employees with disabilities, law enforcement and disability, and disparities in healthcare for people with disabilities.

2018 Scholarship Program Applications Open

November 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. More information and how to apply is available on the National Federation of the Blind 2018 Scholarship Program page.

2018 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program Applications Open

November 15, 2017 through April 15, 2018

The Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards seek to honor initiatives, innovations, and individuals that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and advance the ultimate goal of helping them transform their dreams into reality. More information and how to apply is available on the 2018 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program page.

What's New

Ending Accreditation without Authenticity: A Call to Action for the Fourth Generation of the Federation

Please read this important article by President Riccobono from the January issue of the Braille Monitor. Let’s say #GoodbyeNAC once and for all!

Listen to Podcasts About Our Legislative Priorities

Sign Up For the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

In honor of National Mentoring Month, learn about our blind parent mentoring program and how you can participate at blindparents.org.

Read the January Issue of Imagineering Our Future

Learn about some of our previous Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award winners and more in the January issue of Imagineering Our Future.

Listen to the December Episode of The Nation's Blind Podcast

On the December episode of The Nation's Blind Podcast, we take a look at the impact we’ve had throughout 2017, share some favorite holiday traditions, and look ahead to 2018.


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