Meet the Blind Month
Meet the Blind Month is our nationwide campaign to increase awareness of, and support for, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The NFB knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. During this month, the members of our affiliates, chapters, and divisions spread this message by conducting a variety of outreach activities that will create opportunities for people to meet the blind of their communities, and to recognize that we are vital contributing members of society.
Some of our members will conduct creative Meet the Blind Month projects and programs. Others will staff NFB blindness information tables at local venues and events. Still others will simply walk around in populated areas with brochures, a smile, and a handshake. Whatever the activity, members of the NFB will be sharing stories of how the National Federation of the Blind helps us live the life we want.
It only takes one person with the right attitude, some NFB literature, and a desire to share the philosophy of the National Federation of the Blind to help overcome the obstacles between blind people and our dreams. Our National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute supports these grassroots activities by coordinating the nationwide campaign and providing access to materials. Please contact us if you would like assistance in identifying a NFB representative to participate in your local meeting or event.
We want to share what our members are doing across the country to promote meet the Blind Month, so we will be using social media to highlight various Meet the Blind Month activities. On Facebook, members will be posting information about their activities to the National Federation of the Blind's timeline. You can search for #mtbm16 on Twitter to get updates on Meet the Blind Month activities. For these and other updates about National Federation of the Blind activities, you can follow @NFB_Voice on Twitter.