National Federation of the Blind of Nevada
Live The Life You Want
Terri Rupp, President
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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.
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.
White Cane Walk
October 15, 2019
The NFB of Northern Nevada will be meeting up in the North building at the RTC 4th Street Bus station. We will walk down to City Hall and then on to the Reno Arch and Whitney Peak Hotel for Lunch. Email VP@NFBnevada.org for more info.
October 20, 2019
The Northern Nevada Chapter of the NFB of Nevada will be holding our big day of outreach to the 20K attendees of this family friendly event. Boo!
November 1-2, 2019
Each year the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada holds its state convention. More than 300 delegates participate from across 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.
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 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 email@example.com, or contacting NFB-NEWSLINE at the National Federation of the Blind by dialing 1-866-504-7300 (toll free).
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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