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.
RIDESHARE TESTING PROGRAM
If you are having problems with Uber or Lyft please report your concerns the the National Federation of the Blind. You will be asked to fill out an online questionnaire to indicate whether or not you were denied service because of your service animal or if you were treated in a discriminatory or disrespectful manner. Both positive and negative experiences should be reported. Pursuant to agreements with the National Federation of the Blind, both Uber and Lyft are taking steps to prevent discrimination against, and improve service to, riders with service animals. For more information about the program and to access the online questionnaire, please visit www.nfb.org/rideshare. This will open you directly to the survey https://nfb.org/rideshare-test.
2020 National Convention
Tuesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 19, 2020
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
For more information, click here
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2020 NFB of CT State Convention
Our 49th Annual State Convention will be held on Friday October 30th, Saturday October 31st and Sunday morning November 1st at the Four Points by Sheraton Meriden. Room rates will be $90 plus tax per night. More information to follow!
NFB-BELL Academy in Connecticut!
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut is proud to offer the Braille Enrichment for LIteracy and Learning (BELL) Academy this summer. Our camp will run from July 27th to August 7th, 2020 at the Montessori School of Greater Hartford. Click here for more information!