Please give attention to the policy directive from the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind related to the immediate postponement of public meetings of the organization. You can read the policy directive and hear an emergency Presidential Release related to this matter at https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-covid-19-policy-relating-public-events.
COVID-19 Information & Announcements
National Federation of the Blind COVID-19 Policy Relating to Public Events
The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency, which is changing everyone’s lives but has unique effects on blind people. The health and safety of all of our members, colleagues, and friends is always our top priority. Information on the NFB’s COVID-19 Resources page, www.nfb.org/resources/covid-19-resources, provides resources that may be particularly useful to blind people facing challenges during the emergency. If you have found other resources that you believe are useful, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.
Beware of Scam Emails
We have received several calls and emails over the last few days asking about emails or text messages that look like they are coming from President Maryanne Melley or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut. The emails asking people to contact Maryanne or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message.
Winter/Spring 2021 issue of The Federationist In Connecticut is now available!
The Winter/Spring 2021 issue of The Federationist In Connecticut is now available for your reading enjoyment! Current and past issues of The Federationist In Connecticut can be viewed at www.nfbct.org/federationist-in-ct.
AIRA NFB Plans
There are now two Aira plans available to members of the National Federation of the Blind only.
- Thirty minutes a month for $20.00
- One hundred and forty minutes per month for $99.00 (This plan includes the Austria glasses, allows for minute sharing, permits purchasing additional non-expiring minutes if one is running short, and lets members get credit for referrals.)
Call an Aira agent (800-835-1934) to subscribe or visit the Aira website at https://aira.io/nfb.
Featured NFBCT Programs
The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Click here to learn more about the NFB national convention.
The NFBCT State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more about the NFBCT state convention.
Travelers Championship - Birdies for Charity Fundraiser
Every year, the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity Golf Tournament takes place at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell during the month of June. When you donate, any amount, the Travelers will add 15% to every donation made. This goes directly to NFB of Connecticut. Click here to learn more about Birdies for Charity or contact Mary Silverberg at 860-232-7333.
NFBCT Technology Grant
The NFB of CT Technology Grant will be awarded twice per calendar year. To be eligible, you must be an NFB member in good standing and have not been a previous recipient for two years. Click here to learn more about the Technology Grant.
NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning) Academy
The NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy is a two-week summer day program that teaches confidence and independence skills through Braille, crafts, games, field trips, and interaction with blind mentors. Children ages 4 -12 learn that their blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. They can live the lives they want. Click here to learn more about the BELL Academy.
NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, or print-disabled that offers access to 500 publications, job listings, weather alerts, and more. Access through the phone, apps, computer, Alexa, and more. Click here to learn more about NFB-NEWSLINE® or contact the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut community outreach office at 860-289-1971 or email@example.com.
KNFB Reader is an award-winning mobile app for blind, low-vision, dyslexic, and other print-disabled users that converts text to speech or text to Braille. Click here to learn more.