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 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 National Federation of the Blind of North Dakota will hold a teleconference meeting on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. CT. via Free Conference. Interested persons should contact President Duane Iverson using the contact information at the bottom of the page. NOTE: There is a day and time change.
Be An Imaginator
Between now and the end of May, you can help the National Federation of the Blind and the President Duane Iverson be a great Imaginator by helping us raise a goal of $300,00.00 to help fund many of our programs. To learn more about the commitment of our President Duane and the National Federation of the Blind or to make a donation, visit: https://app.mobilecause.com/public/social/9741.
Up-Coming National Events
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program. Each year the National Federation of the Blind presents cash awards to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of blind people in the United States. Recipients of the 2014 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards will be determined by the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Committee of the National Federation of the Blind. The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014. Individuals or organizations are encouraged to apply on behalf of themselves or others. To submit a nomination or learn more, please visit www.nfb.org/bolotin-award-main.
April 24-25, 2014: Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium
The 2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, held at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss topics such as: disability discrimination in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, next steps in Olmstead litigation, rights of parents with disabilities, supported decision making as an alternative to guardianship, and how to work with the media to get the disability rights message across. Register online now and/or visit www.nfb.org/law-symposium for more information, including the agenda and the full list of presenters.
July 1-6, 2014:
NFB National Convention
The 2014 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Orlando, Florida, July 1-6, at the Rosen Centre Hotel. The hotel will begin taking reservations on January 1, 2014. Mark your calendar now - you won't want to miss the largest gathering of blind people in the country! Visit www.nfb.org/national-convention for more details as they develop.
Preregistration is now open! Please go to http://www.nfb.org/registration to preregister online.
National Federation of the Blind Vehicle Donation Program
As a national fundraiser, the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle donation program. The NFB’s vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax deduction on your federal income tax return.
For more information, or to donate a vehicle:
The Braille Monitor
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.
For further information about the NFB of North Dakota and its activities feel free to contact our president using the information given below: