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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (205) 515-5220. Come and join us as we change what it means to be blind!
The 2015 NFB of Alabama Convention
March 6 through 8, 2015
Holiday Inn Downtown
The 2015 National Federation of the Blind of Alabama convention will be held from Friday, March 6, 2015 through Sunday, March 8, 2015. The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Downtown Mobile, Alabama. To make your room reservations, please call the Holiday Inn directly at (251) 694-0100. Please make your reservations by February 3, 2015. The room rate is $90 per night, plus taxes. You can also obtain the convention flyer by going to this link.NFBA2015StateConventionFlyerFinal.docx
You can pre-register for the convention by downloading and completing the 2015 NFB of Alabama Convention Pre-Registration Form and mailing the form, along with proper payment, to President Joy Harris, at 5209 Sterling Glen Drive, Pinson, Alabama 35126. For a copy of the Registration form go to this link. NFBA2015StateConventionRegistrationformFinal.docx
If you would like to be an Exhibitor at our convention, please complete the Exhibitor form and mail the form along with payment to: Treasurer, Larry Povinelli at 121 Cork Alley, Madison, AL 35758-3106. All who have blindness related products and/or services are encouraged to come and Exhibit at our 2015 convention in Mobile. Please go to this link for the Exhibitor form. NFBA2015StateConventionExhibitorsForm.docx
The members of the NFB of Alabama look forward to seeing you in Mobile on March 6.
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!