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You can live the life you want; blindness
is not what holds you back.

The National Federation of the Blind of CT 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.

Upcoming Events

NFBCT Affiliate Board Meeting

April 10, 2021
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Conference Call

There will be an Affiliate Board Meeting on Saturday, April 10th starting at 11:00am and ending by 3:00pm. This meeting will be held on our new conference call number to try an accommodate more members. The new number is 425-436-6349 and the access code is 2232614.

2021 NFB BELL Academy In Home Edition, Session 1

June 7, 2021 to June 18, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Anywhere & Everywhere

The NFB BELL® (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy is a two-week summer day program that teaches confidence and independence skills through Braille, crafts, games, field trips, and interaction with blind mentors. Children ages 4 -12 learn that their blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. They can live the lives they want. Click here to learn more or contact Kristen Dockendorff, coordinator, at 860-993-5869 or kdockendorff@gmail.com.

2021 NFB National Convention

July 6, 2021 to July 10, 2021
12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Virtual Location

The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Click here to learn more.

2021 NFB BELL Academy In Home Edition, Session 2

July 19, 2021 to July 30, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Anywhere & Everywhere

The NFB BELL® (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy is a two-week summer day program that teaches confidence and independence skills through Braille, crafts, games, field trips, and interaction with blind mentors. Children ages 4 -12 learn that their blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. They can live the lives they want. Click here to learn more or contact Kristen Dockendorff, coordinator, at 860-993-5869 or kdockendorff@gmail.com.

2021 NFB BELL Academy In Home Edition, Session 3

August 9, 2021 to August 20, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Anywhere & Everywhere

The NFB BELL® (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy is a two-week summer day program that teaches confidence and independence skills through Braille, crafts, games, field trips, and interaction with blind mentors. Children ages 4 -12 learn that their blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. They can live the lives they want. Click here to learn more or contact Kristen Dockendorff, coordinator, at 860-993-5869 or kdockendorff@gmail.com.

2021 NFBCT State Convention

October 29, 2021 to October 31, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location not yet determined

The NFBCT State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.

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COVID-19 Information & Announcements

National Federation of the Blind COVID-19 Policy Relating to Public Events

Please give attention to the policy directive from the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind related to the immediate postponement of public meetings of the organization. You can read the policy directive and hear an emergency Presidential Release related to this matter at https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-covid-19-policy-relating-public-events.

COVID-19 Resources

The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency, which is changing everyone’s lives but has unique effects on blind people. The health and safety of all of our members, colleagues, and friends is always our top priority. Information on the NFB’s COVID-19 Resources page, www.nfb.org/resources/covid-19-resources, provides resources that may be particularly useful to blind people facing challenges during the emergency. If you have found other resources that you believe are useful, please email the information to communicationsteam@nfb.org. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.

What's New

Beware of Scam Emails

We have received several calls and emails over the last few days asking about emails or text messages that look like they are coming from President Maryanne Melley or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut. The emails asking people to contact Maryanne or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message.

Winter/Spring 2021 issue of The Federationist In Connecticut is now available!

The Winter/Spring 2021 issue of The Federationist In Connecticut is now available for your reading enjoyment! Current and past issues of The Federationist In Connecticut can be viewed at www.nfbct.org/federationist-in-ct.

AIRA NFB Plans

There are now two Aira plans available to members of the National Federation of the Blind only.

  1. Thirty minutes a month for $20.00
  2. One hundred and forty minutes per month for $99.00 (This plan includes the Austria glasses, allows for minute sharing, permits purchasing additional non-expiring minutes if one is running short, and lets members get credit for referrals.)

Call an Aira agent (800-835-1934) to subscribe or visit the Aira website at https://aira.io/nfb.

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