WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NEVADA
The real problem of blindness is not the lack of eyesight but the lack of
information that exist in the world.
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.
NEW- Attention, Las Vegas blind residents NFB is now holding Peer to Peer Braille classes on Monday’s at 5075 New Port Cove Dr. in the club house. During the hours of 1-3 p.m. If you want to learn how to read and write braille or just refresh your skills come and join us.
Also, on the same day, same place: If you need to learn how to use your computer with your screen reader, join us with our peer to peer Assistive Technology classes during the hours of 4-6 p.m. For more information please contact Rena Smith at 702-228-4217.
NEW- Attention! We have an NFB bowling league if you like to bowl and have fun join us. For more information please contact Rena Smith at 702-228-4217.
NEW- HAVE A SWEET-TOOTH! Our Henderson and Las Vegas chapters have joined to fund raise. Chocolate candy bars will go on sell. For more information please contact us and support our efforts. Contact Rena Smith at 702-228-4217.
NEW- Attention! NFB Nevada is looking for Rappers, song writers. We will be holding a contest at our state convention for the best Braille Rap song. For more information please contact Rena Smith at 702-228-4217.
Petition to Support Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities
The We, the undersigned, are Americans with disabilities who are adversely affected by subminimum wage payments to workers with disabilities; representatives of organizations made up of, and working on behalf of, Americans with disabilities; friends and family members of individuals who have disabilities; and other concerned citizens who believe in fairness and equality. We all speak in support of the repeal of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which authorizes Special Wage Certificates that permit employers to pay workers with disabilities subminimum wages, some as low as 3 cents per hour.
We reject the low expectations for, the false view of the true capacity of, and the misguided compassion used to justify this discrimination against workers with disabilities. This provision has existed for over seventy years, and rather than creating real employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, it has relegated hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities to segregated, subminimum wage work environments, perpetuated the misconception that workers with disabilities do not have the capacity for productive employment, and masked the need for further development and implementation of innovative employment strategies for the competitive integrated employment of people with disabilities.
We all believe that the future prospects for workers with disabilities are limited only by the spirit, ambition, and imagination of Americans with disabilities, and by the willingness of society to expand and implement enlightened policies that will help them succeed. We adamantly assert that as long as workers with disabilities are denied the same workforce protections as every other American citizen, and the solution to the employment dilemma of workers with disabilities is thought to be their continued segregation in subminimum-wage work environments, our society will never truly implement the innovative employment strategies that empower workers with disabilities to fully participate in the workforce.
For these reasons, we, the undersigned, urge the repeal of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act in order to abolish the unfair, discriminatory, immoral practice of paying workers with disabilities subminimum wages; to reverse over seventy years of mistaken institutionalized thinking about the employment capacity of people with disabilities; and to incentivize the development, implementation, and use of innovative strategies for their competitive, integrated employment.
To sign the petition, visit
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 Rena Smith at (702) 228-4217 or Email: email@example.com
NFB Nevada Needs Funding to Complete Our Mission!!!! Consider donating money to our cause. You may use the PayPal Button below. Thank you.
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