WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND SENIORS DIVISION
Our Federation-wide One-Minute Speech: The National Federation of the Blind 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. You can have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
The Seniors Division Mission Statement: To join together collectively to support one another in our efforts to change the misconceptions about blindness and to promote the positive qualities of each senior to live the life you want.
Our Division's Purpose: We, the members of the National federation of the Blind Seniors Division, are a learning, peer support group to teach ourselves and reach out to other seniors experiencing vision loss to empower each senior to use the talents and abilities they already possess and to learn effective strategies for living independently and acquiring a positive attitude about living with limited vision. Our mission is based on a positive philosophy of the capabilities of senior citizens to develop alternative non-visual techniques that employ such methods as using a white cane, learning basic Braille and other tactile labeling methods, and acquiring proficiency with adaptive technology. We continue to pursue hobbies of interest; volunteer in our communities; participate in a variety of social activities; and maintain our dignity and self-respect by believing we control our own destiny. We pass on to others what we have learned and encourage and promote a can-do, philosophy that emphasizes the normalcy of living with limited vision.
A statement from our president of the NFB Seniors Division: Welcome within these pages we present you with much about our Division, and more of our belief of your potential to live successfully with blindness. If you wish further information, or have a comment, please feel free to contact me by one of the following two methods:
Ruth Sager, or by phone- 410-602-9030
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2019 SENIORS DIVISION'S ANNUAL RETREAT: follow this link to read or download the flyer.
Below are links to pages presenting important information for blind seniors:
We have started a series of telephone conference discussions covering specific issues of blindness and life. We welcome you, your friends, and loved ones, to join us in our conference calls. In addition, these calls are recorded and available to listen to or download on our conference recordings page; found at the below link.
Announcement of our fifth conference call for 2019 follows:
Topic: The Legacy Technology Project. Resented by Roger Cicchese. Roger writes: The Legacy Technology Project was started by a deaf blind user of the technology and a teacher of the visually impaired. It is mostly a response to the high cost of new access technology. We acquire devices in a variety of ways including contributions, trades and purchases. The devices are cleaned, repaired, repackaged and distributed at reasonable prices to places where they can do the most good. If you have talking or braille technology that works or does not work, that you would like to pass on to us, we will find new homes for it. In the past 8 years we have found new homes for hundreds of devices including Pac mates, Braille -N-Speaks, talking GPS devices, disc drive accessories, victor readers and so much more. We do not list our inventory as it changes so frequently. But if there is an item you are seeking, please contact us by email or phone and we will do what we can to assist you.
Date: Tuesday, July 2nd
Time: 4:00 Eastern, 3:00 Central, 2:00 Mountain, 1:00 Pacific
Phone Number: 1-515 603-3166
Access Code 759633 pound
Follow this link to visit our conference call page to learn more about upcoming dates, joining in, or listen to past recorded conference calls.
Looking for a library providing services to the blind and visually impaired within your state?
We have created a page to give you easy access to all libraries within the USA who have special materials and equipment required for readers with vision and/or hearing impairments.
Follow this link to find a library serving the blind and visually impaired.
The Blindness and Aging Literature Archive. In this new addition to our site, you will find helpful articles relating to aging and blindness, written by our membership, and friends. Topics will range from inspirational, to how to handle troubling situations, and more. And if you have articles that fit this archive, you will find information on how to submit to us.
Follow this link to enter the Blindness and Aging Literature Archive.
Looking for one of our state NFB Seniors division's where you live?
Follow this link to find a Seniors Division in your state or to contact us.
Join our NFB-Senior listserve!
You will receive notices of our events, important news of value to seniors, you may ask questions and receive answers, and more. It is at no cost, takes only a few clicks to subscribe or unsubscribe.
Stay connected! Follow this link to join the NFB-Senior listserve
Learn who are the leaders of the NFB Seniors Division.
Follow this link to find a list of the current officers and board members of our division.
Our National Organization 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 national organization by visiting the following link:
NFB National Headquarters