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.
Up-Coming National Events
Each year the National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships, ranging from $3,000-$12,000, to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The scholarship program is now officially accepting applications. Applicants must be legally blind and attending a postsecondary school in the 2014 scholastic year. Applications are due by March 31, 2014. For more information or to apply online, please visit www.nfb.org/scholarships.
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.
Make a Year-End Gift to the NFB
2013 has been a wonderful year with much progress made in improving the lives of blind Americans. This year we have helped to introduce critically important legislation, led demonstrations against entities that pay less than the federal minimum wage to disabled workers, sponsored a blind man’s historic race on the Salt Flats, brought Braille into the lives of blind children and adults, advocated for accessible technologies, and much, much more. We couldn’t do this without your help. We hope to accomplish even more in 2014 – and your support is needed. Please consider including the National Federation of the Blind in your end-of-year contributions. Make a gift now and help ensure a brighter future for the blind!
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 donation on your federal income tax return. For more information, including how to donate, please read the official press release or visit www.nfb.org/vehicledonations.
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: