WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NEVADA
The National Federation of the Blind knows 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 have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is two-fold:
- To help blind persons gain self-confidence.
- To act as a vehicle for collective self-expression for and by the blind.
By providing public education services, information and referral, advocacy,
scholarships, literature and publications, protecting the civil rights of all
blind people. Development and evaluation of technology for the blind. Support
for parents of blind children and their families. Instrumental in legislation
and policy change that effect blind people.
We strive to educate the public that blind individuals are normal people who
can compete on all levels as long as the playing fields are equal.
Announcement: The NFB of Nevada seeŐs major changes!
Welcome to the new NFB of nevada. This yearŐs convention in Reno was one of the most well-attended ever. In a surprise showing, the executive underwent nearly wholesale changes by vote of the membership. Long term, this will mean a whole new look for the affiliate and a whole new approach. We hope to continue supporting employment first, the teach act, and many of our other iniciatives, while at the same time increasing our advocacy, awareness, and service delivery efforts. In the short term, the transition could be going more smoothly and we hope for your patience as we re-organize.
Congratulations to the new NFB nevada president, Kimmie beverly, and all the new executive and we look forward to all that the next two years promises to bring.
If you have any questions about the changes taking place in the affiliate, please contact President Kimmie beverly via email, or call (702) 222-2333.
Announcement: 2015 washington seminar applications
Washington Leadership seminar 2015 takes place January 26th to the 28th in Washington DC. This year nevada would like to have five delegates. The affiliate hopes to integrate the Washington Seminar into a new program for the Nevada affiliate where all members will have a chance to attend and visit our congressional leaders at our nationŐs capital while actively participating within the Nevada affiliate by keeping contact with the congressional leaders that you visit as an effort to assist in the support of our legislative orders.
For more information and to apply, please Click here to download the application and instructions. The application deadline is December 1st, 2014.
Announcement: 2014 NEVADA STATE CONVENTION!!!
Date- November 7-9
Location- Harrah’s Reno Hotel, Reno
Follow this link to learn more and to register.
Announcement: Are you a blind student in Nevada?
If you are a high school or college student, you might be eligible for one of our Scholarships.
Deadline for submission is October 25, 2014.
If you have questions feel free to contact us, 702-222-2333.
Follow this link to retreive an application.
Announcement: Thank you to our Friends
HR. 831 Fair wages for workers with disabilities act
A bill that will end sub minimal wages for workers with disabilities and phase out section 14 C of the Fair labor standards Act that allows entities holding special wage certificates through the DOL to pay disabled people wages below the Federal wage law.
Was co-sponsored by Congressman Steven Horsford
HR. 3505 TEACH, (Technology Education Accessibility in College and Higher Education)
A bill that will assure uniformity in instructional material for blind students.
Was co-sponsored by Congresswoman Dina Titus.
Announcement: Peer to peer braille and computer classes
Meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 2801 S. Valley View Blvd. ste. 12 during the hours of 1:00-4:00 p.m.
If you do not have your own personal lap top, we have lap tops here at our office for training usage.
If you are in need of adaptive aids please contact us, many items are available here.
We can be reached at (702)222-2333
Announcement: Now available, the June-July issue of our newsletter, the "Silver Standard!"
Send articles for our news letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new editor is Zippora Turner
Look for the link below to read the current and past issues of our newsletter.
Announcement: Do you have spare time?
The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada is the place for you!!!
We are looking for volunteers that have 2-4 hours daily and want to give back to a non-profit organization in the community.
We are looking for people that have office skills; computer, telephone, or other skills.
If this is you please call Rena Smith at (702)222-2333.
Announcement: NEWSLINE HAS COME TO NEVADA!!!
Are you blind and want the enjoyment of listening to the newspaper and magazines from the comfort of your home by telephone. This is a free service for all blind individuals.
If you wish to sign up for Newsline, follow this link
This web site will have the application to begin reading your favorite newspaper, magazine and TV guide. This will take about 2 weeks before the total process has been completed.
For more information contact (702) 222-2333.
Announcement: The National Federation of the blind of Nevada has opened offices at:
2801 S. Valley View Blvd. ste. 12
Office telephone 702-222-2333
Our National Organization Also Needs Funding to Complete Our Nation Wide Mission!!!!
As a national fundraiser, the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle donation program. The NFB’s vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax donation on your federal income tax return. For more information, including how to donate, please follow this link!
Learn more about our organization by visiting the following links:
NFB national headquarters
Contact NFB Nevada
Nevada's Newsletter, "Silver Standard
Resources for the blind in Nevada
Calendar of upcoming events for NFB Nevada