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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Free Accessibility Training Boutiques

Effective Tactiles

Wednesday, February 28, 02:00-04:00 p.m.

Learn about the use of tactile drawings, graphics, maps, and more during this free training. More information and how to RSVP can be found on the Free Accessibility Training Boutiques page.

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.

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.

2018 National Convention

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

Massachusetts - February 23 - February 25

Alabama - March 16 - March 18

What's New

Listen to the February Episode of The Nations Blind Podcast

Learn all about the Bolotin Awards program, including what the committee looks for in applicants, the experiences of some past winners, and the importance of these awards on this month's episode of The Nations Blind Podcast.

Read the February Issue of Imagineering Our Future

Read about how Washington Seminar impacted our work on Capitol Hill, the new tactile art exhibit at the Newseum, and more in this month's issue of Imagineering Our Future.

2018 BELL Academy Applications Available Now

The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy helps blind and low-vision children develop the literacy skills that will empower them to be successful in their academic and life goals. Children will learn 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.

Learn About the 2018 Summer Internship Program

Read about the 2018 Summer Internship Program, a unique learning opportunity for the next generation of dynamic and innovative leaders, on the Voice of the Nation's Blind Blog.


The National Federation of the Blind Engineering Quotient (EQ) program is a weeklong (July 29-August 4) summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens. 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.

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!


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