WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
The members of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut know 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 live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
THE REAL PROBLEM WITH BLINDNESS IS NOT THE LOSS OF EYESIGHT...
"The real problem with blindness is not the loss of eyesight. The real problems are misunderstanding and the lack of information which exist. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a physical nuisance." - Dr. Kenneth Jernigan, who served as President Emeritus following his eighteen years as president of the National Federation of the Blind.
RIDESHARE TESTING PROGRAM
If you are having problems with Uber or Lyft please report your concerns the the National Federation of the Blind. You will be asked to fill out an online questionnaire to indicate whether or not you were denied service because of your service animal or if you were treated in a discriminatory or disrespectful manner. Both positive and negative experiences should be reported. Pursuant to agreements with the National Federation of the Blind, both Uber and Lyft are taking steps to prevent discrimination against, and improve service to, riders with service animals. For more information about the program and to access the online questionnaire, please visit www.nfb.org/rideshare. This will open you directly to the survey https://nfb.org/rideshare-test.
The NFB of CT is dedicated to creating opportunities for blind persons. In the furtherance of this goal, we have established our scholarship program.
National Federation of the Blind
Annual State Conventiion
November 2 - 4 2018
63 Grand Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06102