Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota World-Wide Web Site

The real problem of blindness is not the lack of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information that exists. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness is only a physical nuisance.

We are a proud member of the National Federation of the Blind, the Nation's oldest and largest organization of blind persons in the United States with local chapters and affiliated divisions of blind consumers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Our purpose is to integrate the blind of North Dakota and our nation in to society on a basis of equallity with our sighted neighbors. We're accomplishing this through innovative and exciting initiatives. Most important of all we are the blind speaking for ourselves.

Our new home on the World-Wide Web is a leading source of information on blindness and the activities of the National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota. We invite you to explore these pages and learn about our parent organization by visiting the links on this page to access additional information about the NFB and how we are changing what it means to be blind.

Upcoming State of North Dakota Affiliate Events

NFB of North Dakota Teleconference Meeting

The next teleconference meeting of the National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota will be on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. CT. via Free Conference. Interested persons should contact President Amber Kraft, see the contact information at the bottom of the page. To join the conference, call (857) 232-0300 and enter the access code 9381122# The meeting will last at least an hour and you will need unlimited long distance service with the phone carrier you use.

Shop for a Cause!

The National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota is holding its first fundraiser in partnership with "Hey Ocean". Read on to find out more!

There are TWO ways to make a difference and they are so easy!

  • 1. Bring this flyer into either of our stores on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 and we will donate 10% of your purchase to National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota(NFB of ND) in the form of cold hard cash.

  • 2. Make a purchase on our website www.heyoceanstore.com any time between midnight on February 27th and midnight on February 28th, 2015 and mention that you are purchasing to support NFB of ND in the notes section of your order and we will donate 10% to NFB of ND as well!
  • Stores are located at 204 E Broadway Ave in Bismarck, ND and 615 1st Ave N Suite B in Grand Forks, ND. Both are open 7 days a week. More information can be found on facebook, Instagram or twitter.

    Thank you for considering to help the National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota.

    Up-Coming National Events

    2015 NFB Scholarship

    Scholarship applications for 2015 are being accepted from November 1 through March 31, 2015. More information can be found on the scholarship program’s website at https://nfb.org/scholarships.

    "Reflecting the Flame: Passing the Torch"

    Dr. Marc Maurer is the longest serving President of the National Federation of the Blind. He was elected President in 1986 and serves until the evening of July 6, 2014 when Mark Riccobono, who was elected President, begans his term.

    The link below is to a video that was shown at the close of the General Session 2014 National Federation of the Blind National Convention in celebration of the achievements realized during Dr. Maurer's presidency.

    View the video Here!

    What's New

    New video about NFB's free slate and stylus program

    Dear Fellow Federationists:

    As many of you know, the National Federation of the Blind is distributing free slates and styluses to blind people in the United States. In our new Youtube video, Dr. Maurer talks about this program. He discusses the usefulness of the slate and stylus¬the original, and still most flexible and practical, Braille writing tool, and its importance to Braille literacy. Please share this video with everyone you know who uses Braille or is interested in using or learning the code¬the key to success for blind children and adults. Here is the link to the video: http://youtu.be/ljUb2LtdbM0

    Please enjoy and share via e-mail, on your Facebook page or your Twitter feed, at NFB meetings and other gatherings of blind people, and in any other way you can imagine

    Want to ensure you don't miss any of the latest news and information from the National Federation of the Blind? You can get firsthand access to all of our newest videos, photos, and information on our social media channels. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, and you won't miss a thing!

    Greetings Fellow federationists,

    As you may recall from my announcement during our National convention in Orlando, the NFB of New York, with the help of over a dozen other affiliates has started a pilot project to facilitate communications and information exchange among blind persons around the United States and the world. This project consists of an online chat community where both NFB members and non-members can participate in events, presentations and activities in real time. All that is required is a computer, an internet connection and a headset. We are often aware of the potential isolation faced by blind individuals, either due to geographical location or circumstance. NFB Live hopes to address this situation by providing a safe environment where blind persons can interact with others. We hope NFB Live can offer opportunities for socialization, education, information exchange and growth. This is also a way that we can get our message out to the widest audience at a minimal cost.

    The potential uses for this venue is quite fantastic. Our membership can interact with a variety of different individuals and organizations. We can use the NFB Live chat rooms to host educational events, organize discussions on a variety of topics of interest to our members, participate in seminars and games and even just socialize with other people. It would be easy for us to host committee and board meetings in these rooms as well.

    Our site and chat rooms are easy to access with a minimum amount of effort. We have specialized technical support staff that are willing to assist anyone interested in our events. We can assist anyone requiring help in accessing our site and chat rooms.

    Anyone can register with NFB Live by filling out the registration form at: Register for NFB Live

    This quarterly magazine (published by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children) offers parents and teachers a multitude of resources and information based on the positive NFB philosophy.

    Now Available Vol. 33, No. 3 Fall 2014 of Future Reflections


    Annual Report of the National Federation of the Blind

    You can either download one of the three formats of the 2013 Annual Report of the National Federation of the Blind.

    Contact Information

    For further information about the NFB of North Dakota and its activities feel free to contact our president using the information given below:

    Amber Kraft, President

    2010 Xavier Street, Apartment 309

    Bismarck, ND 58501

    Cell: (701) 390-3482

    Email: President@nfbnd.org

    2013 Presidential Report

    NFB of ND 990 in PDF

    NFB of ND charitable Registration

    We are Changing what it means to be Blind!!!


    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.

    What Is The NfB All About, (New One-Minute Message)

    Dear Friends:

    I am often asked, “What is the National Federation of the Blind all about?” I’m sure you are asked the same question. Our new one-minute message, which we have introduced as part of our new branding effort, is one way to answer that question. This message is meant to be shared with potential members, potential donors, and members of the general public. Here’s a link to a video (http://youtu.be/rRYPRbsA-wE) that we have produced with NFB members conveying the one-minute message. Please take a moment to watch this very short video, and then take just a few more minutes to share the link with your family and friends via e-mail or through your preferred social networking platform. Help us to spread our positive message about blindness and blind people: you can have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back!

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