The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Click here to learn more.
2020 NFB Washington SeminarFebruary 8, 2021 to February 11, 2021
At our Washington Seminar, members of the NFB convene to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans. Click here to learn more.
2021 NFB Washington SeminarFebruary 8, 2021 to February 11, 2021
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
At the NFB Washington Seminar, members of the National Federation of the Blind convene to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans. Click here to learn more.
2021 NFB Scholarship ProgramNovember 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
Our annual scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Every year, we award more than $120,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations.
Congratulations to Newly Elected Executive Board of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, NFBWV held its virtual #NFBWV20 Convention, electing a nearly entirely new slate of officers.
Our new executive officers on the Board of Directors include:
President: Marcus Soulsby
First- vice president: Ed McDonald
Second vice president: Bruce Higgs
Treasurer: Chad Keeney
Secretary: Kerri Kosten
Congratulations to our elected officers, along with best wishes along the way to help them help us build a Federation.
Thanks to all who attended our virtual convention and we certainly hope to get together this time next year.
The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency, which is changing everyone’s lives but has unique effects on blind people. The health and safety of all of our members, colleagues, and friends is always our top priority. Information on the NFB’s COVID-19 Resources page, www.nfb.org/resources/covid-19-resources, provides resources that may be particularly useful to blind people facing challenges during the emergency. If you have found other resources that you believe are useful, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.
National Federation of the Blind COVID-19 Policy Relating to Public Events
Please give attention to the policy directive from the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind related to the immediate postponement of public meetings of the organization. You can read the policy directive and hear an emergency Presidential Release related to this matter at https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-covid-19-policy-relating-public-events.
Featured NFBWV Programs
The NFBWV State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.
NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning) Academy
The NFB BELL® (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy is a two-week summer day program that teaches confidence and independence skills through Braille, crafts, games, field trips, and interaction with blind mentors. Children ages 4 -12 learn that their blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. They can live the lives they want. Click here to learn more or contact Sheri Koch, coordinator, at 304-993-5103 or email@example.com.
NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, or print-disabled that offers access to 500 publications, job listings, weather alerts, and more. Access through the phone, apps, computer, Alexa, and more. Click here to learn more.
KNFB Reader is an award-winning mobile app for blind, low-vision, dyslexic, and other print-disabled users that converts text to speech or text to Braille. Click here to learn more.
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NFB Vehicle Donations Program
Donate a vehicle to the NFB by calling 855-659-9314 or by making an online donation.