Tag Archives: NFB

Call to Action: Speak Up Regarding Special Wage Certificates

This is an enormous issue, and we need to make our voices heard.  Please, please, PLEASE, if you or someone you care about has a disability and thinks that the special wage certificates under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor … Continue reading

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BELL is coming to Kansas!

The National Federation of the Blind’s Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy is coming to Kansas City!  The Kansas session will be held from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 21 at KSSB; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Summer Programs for B/VI Kids

If you’re like me, you’re working on finding summer fun for your kids.  I recently received an email listing several programs–some that I’m familiar with, some not so much–that I thought I’d share for those looking for stuff to do. … Continue reading

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Time to sign up for NFB Engineering Quotient!

From the mailbag: Summer Opportunity for Teens! Explore and connect this summer, June 16-22, 2019. Join the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) at our NFB Engineering Quotient (EQ) program. NFB EQ is a week-long adventure into engineering and problem-solving. … Continue reading

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Love Notes Available Again

If you happen to use Kellogg’s snacks for your kids, you may have noticed that they have a space to write notes to your kiddos on the front of the wrappers.  As explained on their Web site, Rice Krispies Treats’ … Continue reading

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Interns Wanted for 2019 DC BELL Academy

From the mailbag: The National Federation of the Blind of DC is looking for interns for our two week BELL Academy next summer. The dates are July 29-August 9, 2019, with mandatory training on July 27. Housing is provided if … Continue reading

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Above all, VOTE!

People died for your right to vote–please be sure to use it if for no other reason than to honor their sacrifice.  Once you’ve voted, if you’re blind or visually impaired, let the NFB know how it went by completing … Continue reading

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The Next Generation of Blind and Low-vision Youth Need You!

Once upon a time, when we first learned Peanut’s retinas were detached and our world had changed overnight, I found the NFB’s “Where the Blind Work” page online, and it has made all the difference.  Simply sharing your story can … Continue reading

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Senior Retreat 2018

From the mailbag: SENIOR RETREAT 2018 Learn to Live the Life You Want Learn from experienced blind instructors techniques and skills of blindness to enhance your quality of life. Become empowered­ remain independent and actively engage in hobbies, work and … Continue reading

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Office for Civil Rights: Feedback Needed

From the mailbag: Have you ever filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)? If so, please complete our short survey by July 15 (https://nfb.org/doe-ocr-survey). We need your help as we fight to reinstate your … Continue reading

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