The real problem of blindness
is not the lack of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding
and lack of information which exist. If a blind person has proper training
and opportunity, blindness is only a physical nuisance.
The National Federation of
the Blind of Connecticut (NFBC) is a state affiliate of The
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and works to improve the lives
of blind people in Connecticut. By providing information and education
to its members and the public, the NFBC is changing what it means to be
- Once again this year, the
National Federation of the Blind of CT will be participating in the
for Charity Program associated with the Travelers Championship,
Connecticut's PGS Tour event. This is a simple pledged-based fundraiser
calculated on the number of birdies made during the 2013 Travelers Championship.
Donors pledge an amount per birdie (total number of birdies is expected
to be an average of 1500 to 2000 during the tournament).
Pledges may be made and processed online by Sunday, June 23, 2013.
- Join the NFB of CT for
a night of fun at a New Britain Rock Cats Game! The Rock Cats will
be playing the Binghamton Mets on Saturday, July 20th at 7:05 PM. Tickets
are $10. For more information, contact our outreach office at 860-289-1971
- Save the date! Our
42nd Annual State Convention will be held on November 2nd and 3rd at
the Four Points by Sheraton in Meriden. More information to follow.
- The National Federation
of the Blind of CT is now hosting a list serve. If you are interested
in participating, please see sign-up instructions on our information
- At-Large Meetings!
In order to expand involvement to members who cannot attend meetings
due to a variety of reasons, the National Federation of the Blind of
Connecticut is working to establish an at-large chapter this year. This
chapter will meet on the third Wednesday evening every other month via
conference call at 8:00 PM and will be hosted by Trevor Attenberg. Please
note that involved members will be responsible for paying any long distance
fees that they may incur with the call. For call-in information to participate
in our meetings, please contact our Community Outreach Office by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
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