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National Federation of the Blind of Nevada

Live The Life You Want

Contact Information

Terri Rupp, President
PO Box 20041
Reno, Nevada 89515
Cell Phone: 702-524-0835
email: President@nfbnevada.org

Please report technical issues to:
Brian Mackey, Webmaster
Cell: 609-680-8488
Email: Webmaster@nfbnevada.org

GuideStar Status

GuideStar Gold Level, 2018

Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada

You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

The National Federation of the Blind of NV 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.

Upcoming Events

2019 NFBNV UNITY SCHOLARSHIP

May 1 to September 30, 2019

The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada has broadened its commitment to blind college students and would like to recognize their achievements by awarding two students merit-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. Please visit www.nfbnevada.org for more details.

The Silver State Federation Family First Timer Convention Scholarship presented by The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada

May 1 to September 30, 2019

Are you a new member of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada interested in attending your first NFB of Nevada State Convention? Have you been involved with the NFB of Nevada for some time, but haven’t had the opportunity to attend a state convention due to financial restraints? Are you a parent of a blind child in Nevada seeking support in advocacy and positive blind role models for yourself and your child? Please visit www.nfbnevada.org for details for our Silver State Federation Family First Timer Convention Scholarship.

NFB of Nevada Northern Chapter Booth at Eldorado Blues, Brews and BBQs Fundraiser 2019

June 14 through 15, 2019

This is the big one! Our major fundraiser for the year! With our fun and energetic membership staffing our booth for the 2 wild days of Blues, Brews and BBQs making friends while selling our world famous pretzel necklaces we will also stoke our budget for the year. Come on by and join the party!

BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Lerning) Academy 2019

Are you a parent of a blind or low vision child living in the southern Nevada area? Sign your child up for our 2019 BELL Academy. This program provides hands-on instruction in braille, daily living skills, cane travel, self-care, and self advocacy to elementary aged children by positive blind role models. Thanks to the collaborative efforts between the national Federation of the blind of Nevada, blindconnect, and the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation we are providing 8 days of Braillecentric fun June 24 -July 3 at the Angela’s House facility located in the RTC mobility training center.

For more information on the NFB BELL Academy, visit To register your child, go to https://archive.nfb.org/bell-student-application-form>

To contact our program coordinator, send an email to .

For a sneak peek of all the fun that was had at our 2018 BELL Academy, visit https://youtu.be/WZ7lDJYbXNA.

run with the NFB of Colorado virtually and make money for the NFB of Nevada!!!!!

June 29, 2019

How to do it…

Use your promotional code and register at www.6dotdashco.com. You will receive race Tee shirt, finishers medal and virtual coupons. Your state will receive $5 for every race participant that uses the code.

Your Code is: NFBNV The code is in all caps.

If you need additional information or help with registration, please contact: Jessica Beecham at jessica@wefitwellness.com or call 615-497-0435.

2019 NFB National Convention

July 7-12, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

Each year the National Federation of the Blind holds its national convention. More than 3,000 delegates participate from across the United States as well as many foreign countries. For more information, please visit www.nfb.org/convention.

2019 NFB of Nevada State Convention

November 1-2, 2019
Reno, Nevada

Each year the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada holds its state convention. More than 300 delegates participate from across the Nevada as well as guests from other states. For more information, please visit www.nfbnevada.org/convention.

NFB of Nevada Board Member of the Month

Each month we will feature a member of the NFB of Nevada Board of Directors. This month, we are featuring Chun (Alan) Chao, affiliate treasurer. His bio can be found at www.nfbnevada.org/board/chun-chao.html.

Presidential Greetings

Each month National Federation of the Blind of Nevada President Terri Rupp provides a presidential greeting to the members. To read the most current presidential greeting, please visit our Presidential Greetings page.

What is the National Federation of the Blind?

The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of the blind speaking for ourselves. Click here to learn more.

NFB-NEWSLINE

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 or Mark Tadder, coordinator, at 775-225-6881 or vp@nfbnevada.org, or contacting NFB-NEWSLINE at the National Federation of the Blind by dialing 1-866-504-7300 (toll free).

KNFB Reader

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.

We Need Your Help! Monitor Uber and Lyft Compliance with Service Animal Agreement

If you use Uber or Lyft and have a service animal or travel with someone who does, please complete our Uber and Lyft survey. For questions, contact Terri Rupp, coordinator, at 702-524-0835 or President@nfbnevada.org.

NFB Vehicle Donations Program

Donate a vehicle to the NFB by calling 855-659-9314 or by making an online donation.

Keep Up with the Activities of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada

To receive email announcements of what’s happening within the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada, please subscribe to the Nevada-announce listserv. You can also follow us on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nationalfederationoftheblindofnevada.

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