The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Click here to learn more.
2021 NFB Scholarship ProgramNovember 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
The NFB's 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.
2021 NFB Washington SeminarFebruary 8, 2021 to February 11, 2021
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 National ConventionJuly 6, 2021 to July 10, 2021
The NFB National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Click here to learn more.
Beware of Scam Messages
We have received several calls, text messages, and emails over the last few days asking about emails and text messages that look like they are coming from President Marcus Soulsby or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia. The emails or text messages are asking people to contact Marcus or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message. We want to let you all know, this is a scam and not something that is being sent from Marcus or any other members of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia Board of Directors. It has been noted that the email address or phone number they are coming from is not Marcus's or others listed on the affiliate website, but they are using their names. The organization would not ever ask for gift card purchases or other personal information like this in emails or text messages.
If you ever do have a question about an email or text message that you receive from Marcus or anyone else from the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia, and think it may be a scam, please make sure to reach out to Marcus or the name in the email or text message prior to sending any information to it. After determining the message is a scam, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org for their records.
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 email@example.com. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.
Featured NFBWV Programs
The NFBWV State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.
NFBWV Braille & Access Technology for Students (BATS) Initiative
The National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia, in partnership with the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, is pleased to announce a new initiative designed to help blind students with their education. If you are a legally blind student in grades one through twelve, and you live in Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, Lincoln, Clay or Fayette Counties, you may be selected to receive free access technology or learning software. Seven to eight eligible students will be chosen to receive assistive technology or learning software, not to exceed $1,500 per student. Click here to learn more or contact Sheri Koch, coordinator, at 304-993-5103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.