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Upcoming Events

6 Dot Dash

Join us for a 6K run through Federal Hill and the Inner Harbor of Baltimore on Sunday, June 5th at 8 a.m. To learn more and sign up for this unique race, please visit the 6 Dot Dash page.


The NFB will facilitate two weeklong advanced engineering design programs for blind high school students June 19-25, 2016, and July 31—August 6, 2016. To learn more and apply as a student please visit http://www.blindscience.org/NFBEQ. To learn more and apply for the teacher cohort program offered August 2-6, 2016, please visit http://www.blindscience.org/nfb-eq-teacher-seminar.

Free Accessibility Training Boutiques

Converting Printed Text to Digital Text
June 23, 8:00-10:00 AM

This boutique will cover optical character recognition (OCR) in the office and on the go. 

Accessible Websites, Made Accessibly
July 25, 3:00-5:00 PM

This boutique will cover some of the tools and techniques that available to build an accessible site using Wordpress. 

For more information or to RSVP for any of our boutiques, please go to our accessibility boutique information page.

2016 NFB National Convention

This year's national convention will take place Thursday, June 30—Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort at 9939 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida. To preregister for the convention, or to find out more information about the convention schedule, room rates, and other important details, please visit the 2016 NFB National Convention page.

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 visit the 2016 NFB BELL Academy Application page

What's New

TIME to Act on Real Employment for People with Disabilities

On May 19, The Hill published an op ed by former Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge, in which he discusses the need to phase out subminimum wages for people with disabilities and his support of the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act (H.R. 188, S. 2001). To read this piece, please visit: https://nfb.org/time-act-real-employment-people-disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Condemns Delay of Web Accessibility Regulations

The NFB condemns the recent announcement by the United States Department of Justice that it will further delay issuing regulations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and instead seek further comments from the public on what those regulations should contain. The original Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking expressing the intent to issue regulations was published on July 26, 2010. For more information on this disappointing development, please read our press release about the announcement.

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 about the conferences.

Aleeha Dudley's Story of Strength and Acceptance in the Federation

In this video, Aleeha Dudley shares her story of how she found belonging and established her independence as a blind person with the help of the National Federation of the Blind.

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