The 2018 Annual Convention Of the
National Federation of the Blind of Alabama
When: March 16, 17 & 18, 2018
Where: Embassy Suites
300 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Download a convention flyer here!
For details on this website visit the 2018 Convention page, by following this link!
Please make your own hotel reservations by February 28, 2018. State you are with the NFB of Alabama for the room rates of $109 per night plus taxes. After this date rates may CHANGE!
You may use the below link to make your hotel reservations online.
Who: Everyone is welcome to join us!
You may preregister by downloading this registration form.
Mail your form and payment by March 9, 2018, to:
Larry Povinelli, Convention Coordinator
121 Cork Alley
Madison, AL 35758-3106
Pre-convention Registration $20
Pre-convention Banquet $30
At convention Registration $25 - Banquet $35
NFB of Alabama Student Division
Once again will hold a FAMILY FEUD fundraiser!!
The FEUD will take place immediately following the banquet on Saturday night.
2018 National Convention to be held in Orlando, Florida
Please make your plans now to attend
Come join us for our seventy-eighth convention of the National Federation of the Blind! Join us next July at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, as we celebrate seventy-eight years of raising expectations of blind people. Preregistration will be available March 1, 2018! Please reserve your room after January 1, 2018! For more information about the convention, please go to this link: www.nfb.org/convention
We want to see you be a part of our national convention. The largest gathering of blind people anywhere in the world. Learn about all the latest technology at the world's largest exhibit hall for the blind. You won't regret coming to Orlando. See you there!
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is NOT the characteristic that defines your or your future. Every day we raise expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can have the life you want, blindness is NOT what holds you back.
People who are blind can experience all of the joys and empowerment of every day life, and the lack of eyesight can be the least problem of blindness. Great significance is a person?s misunderstanding and lack of information. For example, with proper training and opportunity, blindness is often regarded more as a nuisance than a disability.
The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama is a self-help group of blind people who provide peer support for one another. The NFB of Alabama can help you understand that blindness need not be a tragedy. We work together to promote the goal of integrating blind people into society as equals and productive members. We work towards this goal by helping people outgrow their many misconceptions about blindness and by changing laws that affect the blind.
The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama is one of 52 affiliates of the National Federation of the Blind. You can learn more about the National Federation of the Blind at our national homepage at www.nfb.org. We are Alabama's and the nation's largest organization of the blind. Please come and participate in our organization through a local chapter in your area. For further information you can contact, Joy Harris, President, NFB of Alabama. She can be reached via email at [email protected] or at (205) 515-5220. Come and join us as we change what it means to be blind!
Highlights of our 2017 Washington Seminar-Three Alabamians visited the US Congress along with 550 federationists from around the country. Follow this link for details: http://youtu.be/QusTv4RIolI
The NFB of Alabama and the Alabama Association of Blind Students are pleased to present the first ever Frank Lee Memorial Scholarship. The aim of this Scholarship is to help blind college students in Alabama unleash their full potential and become leaders in their communities. We are looking for dedicated students who are determined to succeed and facilitate the success of other blind students. We urge all blind college students in the state of Alabama to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. The deadline to submit an application is January 15th, and the winner will be notified no later than February 15th.
Once the winner has been selected, he/she will have the opportunity to attend the NFB of Alabama’s 2018 annual convention in March. While there, the winner will meet other successful blind college students and professionals. The Alabama Association of Blind Students will host various activities which will give the scholarship recipient the chance to learn about AABS and become involved in the organization. Click here for details!
Would you like a newspaper with your morning cup of coffee? NFB-NEWSLINE® just added its 370th publication AND it's still growing. Five Spanish language newspapers are now available to all subscribers. The service handles thousands of phone calls each day for individuals across the country who now access daily newspapers and magazines as never before. The toll-free centralized call-in center provides service on demand to any subscriber. This also enables those who cannot read conventional print to have access to all content offered on NFB-NEWSLINE® when traveling throughout the United States twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information on how your old car or truck can benefit the NFB's Vehicle Donation Program, please visit our link above or visit, http://www.carshelpingtheblind.org/ or call 1-855-659-9314. Your support of our cars program is appreciated!
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