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 NFB of CT State Convention
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut will hold our 49th Annual State Convention on Saturday, October 31st and Sunday November 1st virtually for the first time due to COVID-19 for everyone’s safety.
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere!
For the first time our convention will be virtual like many affiliates across the country. We will be using Zoom for our sessions and board meeting. Amy Ruell, member of the National Federation of the Blind's Board of Directors and president of the Massachusetts affiliate, will be representing president Riccobono at our convention as our national rep.
Please join us for this once in a lifetime experience. Registration is free and you can register by following the link below.
If you would like to make a donation to the NFB of CT it would be most appreciated. More information to follow!