The Blind Educator

Welcome to The Blind Educator, the newsletter of the National Organization of Blind Educators, a division of the National Federation of the Blind. The articles in this newsletter are written by people who are blind. Blind people can teach. In fact, this newsletter captures a glimpse of the range of subjects and grade levels in which blind people are engaged.

Many teachers and students connect on nobe-l, a listserv sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind. This listserv allows people to exchange ideas about teaching as well as discuss issues they might be dealing with in their classroom. To subscribe to this list, send an e-mail to Leave the subject box empty, and type "subscribe nobe0l" in the body of the message.

If you are new to the field of education, either as a student or a teacher, our mentoring program gives you the opportunity to talk with a blind person who has experience teaching in your area of interest. You can sign up for our mentoring program by sending a letter of request to:

Sheila Koenig, President
National Organization of Blind Educators
2214 Emerson Avenue South, Apartment 4
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

Please include the subject and grade level in which you would like a mentor.


June 2002 | September 2004