WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF CONNECTICUT

The members of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut know 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 live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

THE REAL PROBLEM WITH BLINDNESS IS NOT THE LOSS OF EYESIGHT...

"The real problem with blindness is not the loss of eyesight. The real problems are misunderstanding and the lack of information which exist. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a physical nuisance." - Dr. Kenneth Jernigan, who served as President Emeritus following his eighteen years as president of the National Federation of the Blind.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Board Meeting 

 

Our next State Board Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM at the Rusty Brewer Club House, 2A Rivermead Blvd, East Hartford. Our East of the River Chapter will be hosting this meeting.

 

State Convention
The 2017 Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of CT will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott in Waterbury on November 3, 4 and 5. Our National Representative will be Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. We will have speakers on a variety of topics of interest to the blind, as well as a vendor hall. The LowViz Guide, an indoor navigation system for iDevices, will be installed at the hotel. More information will be available soon.
 
Volunteers! 

Volunteers are needed to assist blind people for reading mail, etc, and for getting to appointments, shopping, and much more. Currently, we are looking for volunteers in the Hartford area. For further information, please call the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut community outreach office at 860-289-1971 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

  

 

 

 

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