Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Kansas World-Wide Web Site
The real problem of blindness is not the lack of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information that exists. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness is only a physical nuisance.
We are a proud member of the National Federation of the Blind, the Nation's oldest and largest organization of blind persons in the United States with local chapters and affiliated divisions of blind consumers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Our new home on the World-Wide Web is a leading source of information on blindness and the activities of the National Federation of the Blind of Kansas. We invite you to explore these pages and learn about our parent organization by visiting the links on this page to access additional information about the NFB and how we are changing what it means to be blind.
"Reflecting the Flame: Passing the Torch"
Dr. Marc Maurer is the longest serving President of the National Federation of the Blind. He was elected President in 1986 and serves until the evening of July 6, 2014 when Mark Riccobono, who was elected President, begans his term.
The link below is to a video that was shown at the close of the General Session 2014 National Federation of the Blind National Convention in celebration of the achievements realized during Dr. Maurer's presidency.
75 Days of Action
Incredible! Informative, highly imaginative, grassroots produced, empowering video tool. Watch online a 6-minute video BreakingBlind - Building the National Federation of the Blind
Whether you were at convention, joined us online, or were not there in person or virtually, we are confident that you will be inspired by this very cool six minute video. It captures the spirit of grassroots organizing. It highlights some of the techniques we will be using in the upcoming 75 Days of Action campaign. This is very cool. Please enjoy the video and give us your feedback. Contact us at email@example.com
The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas will award up to three $1,000 scholarships. Your completed application and all supporting materials must be received no later than June 30, 2014 at the address listed on the application form.
the scholarship application has been slightly revised. If you are considering applying and have not gotten a copy of the application form, please download and complete Scholarship.docx in Word
National Federation of the Blind Vehicle Donation Program
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 deduction on your federal income tax return.
Greetings Fellow federationists,
As you may recall from my announcement during our National convention in Orlando, the NFB of New York, with the help of over a dozen other affiliates has started a pilot project to facilitate communications and information exchange among blind persons around the United States and the world. This project consists of an online chat community where both NFB members and non-members can participate in events, presentations and activities in real time. All that is required is a computer, an internet connection and a headset. We are often aware of the potential isolation faced by blind individuals, either due to geographical location or circumstance. NFB Live hopes to address this situation by providing a safe environment where blind persons can interact with others. We hope NFB Live can offer opportunities for socialization, education, information exchange and growth. This is also a way that we can get our message out to the widest audience at a minimal cost.
The potential uses for this venue is quite fantastic. Our membership can interact with a variety of different individuals and organizations. We can use the NFB Live chat rooms to host educational events, organize discussions on a variety of topics of interest to our members, participate in seminars and games and even just socialize with other people. It would be easy for us to host committee and board meetings in these rooms as well.
Our site and chat rooms are easy to access with a minimum amount of effort. We have specialized technical support staff that are willing to assist anyone interested in our events. We can assist anyone requiring help in accessing our site and chat rooms.
Anyone can register with NFB Live by filling out the registration form at: Register for NFB Live
The Braille Monitor
This quarterly magazine (published by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children) offers parents and teachers a multitude of resources and information based on the positive NFB philosophy.
Follow Us on Twitter
Chikako Mochizuk Anounces Our NFB Kansas Twitter handle is @KansasNFB you can search under NFB Kansas. Please follow our newly created Twitter account.
NFB of Kansas Listserv
For further information about the NFB of Kansas and its activities feel free to contact our president using the information given below:
Tom Page, President
150 e. 1st. apt 3c
Wichita, KS 67202
Cell: (316) 734-4839
What Is The NfB All About, (New One-Minute Message)
I am often asked, “What is the National Federation of the Blind all about?” I’m sure you are asked the same question. Our new one-minute message, which we have introduced as part of our new branding effort, is one way to answer that question. This message is meant to be shared with potential members, potential donors, and members of the general public. Here’s a link to a video (http://youtu.be/rRYPRbsA-wE) that we have produced with NFB members conveying the one-minute message. Please take a moment to watch this very short video, and then take just a few more minutes to share the link with your family and friends via e-mail or through your preferred social networking platform. Help us to spread our positive message about blindness and blind people: you can have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back!
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