National Federation of the Blind of Alabama

Live the life you want! Changing what it means to be blind!

The NFB of Alabama and the Alabama Association of Blind Students are pleased to present the first ever Frank Lee Memorial Scholarship. The aim of this Scholarship is to help blind college students in Alabama unleash their full potential and become leaders in their communities. We are looking for dedicated students who are determined to succeed and facilitate the success of other blind students. We urge all blind college students in the state of Alabama to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. The deadline to submit an application is January 15th, and the winner will be notified no later than February 15th.

Once the winner has been selected, he/she will have the opportunity to attend the NFB of Alabama’s convention in March. While there, the winner will meet other successful blind college students and professionals. The Alabama Association of Blind Students will host various activities which will give the scholarship recipient the chance to learn about AABS and become involved in the organization.  Click here for details!

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                     The 75th Annual Convention 

The National Federation of the Blind

of Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama

 

Will be held in the ROCKET CITY!!  

Mark your calendars!

 

We will see you next year in Huntsville, AL

March 10, 11 & 12, 2017

Where:      Marriott Space & Rocket Center

5 Tranquility Base

Huntsville, Alabama 35805

(256) 830-2222

More details coming soon!  

 

         

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.

 

People who are blind can experience all of the joys and empowerment of every day life, and the lack of eyesight can be the least problem of blindness. Great significance is a person’s misunderstanding and lack of information. For example, with proper training and opportunity, blindness is often regarded more as a nuisance than a disability.

 

The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama is a self-help group of blind people who provide peer support for one another. The NFB of Alabama can help you understand that blindness need not be a tragedy. We work together to promote the goal of integrating blind people into society as equals and productive members. We work towards this goal by helping people outgrow their many misconceptions about blindness and by changing laws that affect the blind.

 

The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama is one of 52 affiliates of the National Federation of the Blind.  You can learn more about the National Federation of the Blind at our national homepage at www.nfb.org.  We are Alabama's and the nation's largest organization of the blind.  Please come and participate in our organization through a local chapter in your area.  For further information you can contact, Joy Harris, President, NFB of Alabama.  She can be reached via email at joy.harris@dwx.com or at (205) 515-5220.  Come and join us as we change what it means to be blind! 

 

July 10-July 15, 2017

NFB National Covnetion 

The date has been tentatively set for the seventy-seventh convention of the National Federation of the Blind! Join us July 10-July 15 at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, as we celebrate seventy-seven years of raising expectations of blind people. Preregistration is available after January 1, 2017; More information about the convention will be found  www.nfb.org/convention 

 

 Highlights of our 2016 Washington Seminar-Three Alabamians visited the US Congress along with 550 federationists from around the country.  Follow this link for details:  http://youtu.be/QusTv4RIolI

 

 

NFB NEWSLINE

Would you like a newspaper with your morning cup of coffee? NFB-NEWSLINE® just added its 370th publication AND it's still growing. Five Spanish language newspapers are now available to all subscribers. The service handles thousands of phone calls each day for individuals across the country who now access daily newspapers and magazines as never before. The toll-free centralized call-in center provides service on demand to any subscriber. This also enables those who cannot read conventional print to have access to all content offered on NFB-NEWSLINE® when traveling throughout the United States twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

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For more information on how your old car or truck can benefit the NFB's Vehicle Donation Program, please visit our link above or visit, http://www.carshelpingtheblind.org/ or call 1-855-659-9314.  Your support of our cars program is appreciated!

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Donations

Thank you for your interest and support. By donating to the NFB of Alabama, you can help make a significant difference in the lives of blind people across the great state of Alabama.

Please make all donations payable to the NFB of Alabama and mail them to: Attention NFBAL donations

Lawrence Povinelli, Treasurer 

121 Cork Alley

Madison, AL 35758

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