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 Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. CT. via Free Conference. Interested persons should contact President Duane Iverson using the contact information at the bottom of the page. Take note of the change of start time for the conference call.
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.
Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. Between November 18 and December 19, parents can fill out a Santa Braille Letter request form online or print and fax it to (410) 685-2340. Beginning December 2, the Braille letters from Santa will start going out to blind boys and girls around the country. The deadline for letter requests is December 19, to ensure that a return letter in Braille is received before Christmas. For more details on this holiday program, please read the official press release.
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
For further information about the NFb of North Dakota and its activities feel free to contact our president using the information given below: