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.

Purpose:
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, July 20, 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. 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.

NFB of North dakota State Convention


The 32nd anual state convention of the NFB of North Dakota will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Best Western Doublewood Inn; 3333 13th Avenue, South; Fargo, North Dakota. For more information contact the President using the contact information toward the bottom of the page.

Up-Coming National Events


"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!

75 Days of Action

Incredible! Informative, highly imaginative, grassroots produced, empowering video tool. Watch online a 6-minute video BreakingBlind - Building the National Federation of the Blind

Whether you were at convention, joined us online, or were not there in person or virtually, we are confident that you will be inspired by this very cool six minute video. It captures the spirit of grassroots organizing. It highlights some of the techniques we will be using in the upcoming 75 Days of Action campaign. This is very cool. Please enjoy the video and give us your feedback. Contact us at 75days@nfb.org


The National Federation of the Blind has announced the finalists for its 2014 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. In July each finalist will attend the NFB’s seventy-fourth annual national convention in Orlando, Florida, where the Scholarship Committee will spend several days getting to know each student and then decide which scholarship (ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000) to award each of them. The scholarship winners will then be announced at the banquet of the NFB convention on Sunday, July 6. For the full list of finalists, please read the official press release.

And the NFB of North Dakota is proud to see the graduating senior Amber Kraft making the list of the 30 finalist to the NFB Scholarship Class of 2014>

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

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:

Complete Form Online

Call 1-855-659-9314 and a representative will assist you with your vehicle donation.

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.

Now available: Vol. 33, No. 2 Special Issue on Low Vision

Presidential Release

ND-TALK

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:

Duane Iverson, President

301 4th St E

Williston Nd 58801

Cell: (701) 281-1374

Email: President@nfbnd.org

2013 Presidential Report

NFB of ND 990 in PDF

NFB of ND charitable Registration