Education Programs

2024 NFB BELL® Academy

Join the NFB of Alabama for our residential NFB BELL Academy, June 23-28, 2024 at the Alabama School for the Blind.

AIDB 705 South Street E. Talladega, AL 35160

In addition to Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children will learn vital independent living skills and interact with blind adult mentors. Our NFB BELL Academy is going to be a fun-filled learning experience! All meals will be provided.

Registration is twenty-five dollars per child. Families will need to drop their child off at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 and pick them up on Friday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. Transportation may be provided if requested in advance.

For more information or additional questions please contact Tamika Williams or Jerry McKee.

Complete the BELL Academy registration form today (also available in Spanish).

2024 STEM2U

Program Information

The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama will offer an NFB STEM2U program August 16-17, 2024, at the Alabama School for the Blind.

AIDB 705 South Street E. Talladega, AL 35160

Please join us on Friday, August 16 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for our kickoff. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. On Saturday, August 17, our program will be held 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

We will become astronomers through the study of astrophysics and engineering. Join us to build models of the James Webb Space Telescope, learn about the Earth’s atmosphere, discover why the Webb was sent to space, and explore how it studies space. STEM can be accessible; let us show you how!

For more information, please contact Tamika Williams or Jill Rossiter.

To register, please complete the NFB STEM2U registration form. 

Early Childhood Programs

Early childhood programs provide young blind children and their families with support and guidance to master the fundamental skills of literacy and independent travel. These programs are Braille Reading Pals Club, Early Explorers, and Santa Letters. Sign up for the early childhood programs.

NFB EQ (Engineering Quotient)

The National Federation of the Blind Engineering Quotient program (NFB EQ) is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. NFB EQ is jam-packed with fun and learning. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem-solving abilities. In the evenings, participants explore the local community and participate in various recreational activities. Throughout the week, participants will forge new friendships while increasing their engineering knowledge, problem-solving abilities, self-confidence, and independence. Blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply. Learn more about NFB EQ.