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The History of the National Federation of the Blind

Founded in 1940 in Pennsylvania by seven members from eight states, the National Federation of the Blind is now the largest and most influential consumer and advocacy organization of the blind in the United States, with a nationwide membership of over fifty thousand, and affiliates in all fifty states as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The NFB improves the lives of blind people through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. The NFB works toward the removal of legal, economic, and social barriers to full participation by blind people in all aspects of community life.

As a state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind of Montana is an organization in which the blind and interested sighted persons come together to plan and carry out programs:

A good overview of the history of the blindness movement in the United States from 1940-1990 can be found in the book Walking Alone and Marching Together, written by Floyd Matson, and published by the National Federation of the Blind in 1990. It is also available on BARD.

HTML Version Audio Version

The free ebook, "Building The Lives We Want: The seventy-Fifth Anniversary History of the National Federation of the Blind" is now available. Use the link below to access options for reading the book, including iBooks, Voice Dream Reader, computer, Kindle and hardware book readers. The page contains instructions on how to read the ebook via all of these formats. As the Acknowledgements and Appreciations section says, in part; "It is not the work of an individual setting forth alone to record our struggles and achievements. Instead, it came into being through the collective effort of dedicated authors, researchers, and technology wizards. It brings together the knowledge and reflections of men and women who have played active roles in the National Federation of the Blind."

https://www.nfb.org/pubs/building-the-lives-we-want

The Power of Love:
The ebook version of The Power of Love: How Kenneth Jernigan Changed the World for the Blind is now available from iUniverse, Amazon, and other booksellers for $9.99.

The National Federation of the Blind of Montana raises expectations for the blind

Through Employment

The Montana Business Enterprise Program

Contact the CEO of MBEI, Ted Robbins
Phone: (406) 453-6678
Email: mbei@nfbofmt.org

Should disabled workers be paid pennies per hour just because it's legal?
NBC-Harry Smith exposes Loophole that Allows Goodwill to pay handicapped employees $0.22 an hour
Watch this NBC Rock Center Video, first aired on 06/21/2013

Through the Crafting of Resolutions at Annual State Conventions

National Federation of the Blind of Montana Resolutions 2013
National Federation of the Blind of Montana Resolutions 2014
National Federation of the Blind of Montana Resolutions 2015

Through Education

The Jernigan Institute Education Initiative
The BELL Academy, a summer program of intensive Braille instruction for blind and low vision children
To apply, please complete this online application form
The Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest
The National Association to Promote the Use of braille (NAPUB)
The National Association of Blind Students (NABS)
NFB Scholarships

Through Innovation

Hand holding a mobile phone with KNFB Reader logo on the screen
Make the print yours!
The KNFB Reader is a mobile app that converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button.
To purchase KNFB Reader, please visit www.nfb.org/knfbreader

The mobile app launched by NAGDU details each state's guide and service dog access laws
Download the NAGDU APP

Through Legislation

Washington Seminar

Through challenging the public perception of the capabilities of the blind

The NFB Blind Driver Challenge™
www.blinddriverchallenge.org
Watch blind man drive car independently -- 01/29/2011

The NFB: How do I become a member?

NFB Pledge
I pledge to participate actively in the efforts of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its constitution.

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