WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND 
OF CONNECTICUT

National Federation of the Blind Convention

 

 

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.

 

NFB of CT Scholarship Program

The NFB of CT is dedicated to creating opportunities for blind persons. In the furtherance of this goal, we have established our scholarship program. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Board Meeting 

Our next  board meeting  will be held on September 8, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Silas Bronson Library
267 Grand St,
Waterbury, C T 06702

 

Outreach Tables

The National Federation of  the Blind of Connecticut will have  an  outreach table at Berlin Fair
September 14 - 16, 2018  https://ctberlinfair.com/.

NFB of Connecticut State Convention

National Federation of  the Blind
Annual State Conventiion
November 2 - 4 2018

Courtyard Waterbury 
63 Grand Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06102
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-rooms/hvncy-courtyard-waterbury-downtown/

 

VOLUNTEERS!

 

Volunteers are needed to assist blind people with 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.

 
 

  

 

 

 

National Federation of The Blind Connecticut