The National Federation of the Blind 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 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@example.com or at (205) 515-5220. Come and join us as we change what it means to be blind!
The 2014 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will be a truly exciting and memorable event, with an un-paralleled program and rededication to the goals and work of our movement. Make plans now to be a part of it. Pre-convention seminars for parents of blind children and other groups and set-up of the exhibit hall will take place on Tuesday, July 1, and adjournment will be Sunday, July 6, following the banquet. Convention registration and registration packet pick-up for those who registered online will begin on Wednesday, July 2, and both Tuesday and Wednesday will be filled with meetings of divisions and committees, including the Thursday morning annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind. You won't want to miss history being made as in 2014 we will be electing a new national president. For more information goto 2014 NFB National Convention
Information about the National Association of Blind Merchants of Alabama.
Would you like a newspaper with your morning cup of coffee? NFB-NEWSLINE® just added its 300th 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!