Welcome to NFBOK
The National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma is the state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. We 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.
Currently, we have 3 chapters across Oklahoma. Chapters are located in Lawton, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. We also have 3 state-wide divisions: the Oklahoma Association of Blind Students, the Oklahoma Association of Blind Merchants and the Oklahoma Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. We are currently seeking motivated individuals who are interested in forming a Division for parents of blind children. If you are the parent or guardian of a blind child, please contact us. We are always interested in adding chapters and divisions. If you are interested in learning more about a chapter or want to start a chapter in your town, please let us know!
2020 NFB National Convention
The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Plan to attend July 14 through July 18, 2020. The 2020 National Convention will be held virtually for the first time, and you can participate by phone or web. Through this unique event, we will connect blind Americans from anywhere to build opportunities everywhere. We look forward to spreading the 2020 view on blindness to the entire nation and beyond. Learn more register today at no cost: nfb.org/convention. The deadline to register is June 15, 2020 so don’t wait, register now.
2020 State Convention
Get ready for the 2020 NFB Oklahoma state convention to be held September 10-13, 2020! This year’s convention will be held at the Embassy Suites Northwest in Oklahoma City. For more information and to register, please visit our convention page. Please note, we are continually monitoring the current Covid-19 pandemic. We are optimistic about our ability to go forward with our rescheduled convention but will update as the situation warrants.
We know that the current Covid-19 pandemic is creating challenges for everyone but we are also keenly aware of the additional difficulties to people who are blind or have low vision. In order to stay engaged with our membership and provide resources and information to blind Oklahomans, we are doing the following:
The Central Oklahoma Chapter (serving the OKC Metro area) and the T-Town Chapter (serving the greater Tulsa area) are hosting their monthly chapter meetings via the Zoom platform. All members and non-members are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity to try out a chapter meeting from the comfort of home. The Central Oklahoma Chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 7 PM. The T-Town Chapter meetings are held the 1st Saturday of the month at 9 AM. To get information about participating in these meetings, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also hosting a series of Zoom seminars on a variety of topics of interest to the blind. We have many knowledgeable members who will share their interests and expertise. Please visit our listing of upcoming events On that page, you will also find audio archives of our past seminars.
Get access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from a touch-tone phone, the web or on the go with your mobile device. NFB-Newsline is a free service provided to the blind by the National Federation of the Blind and state sponsors. To learn more visit our NFB-Newsline page. NFB Newsline – On the Phone, on the web, on the go!
NFB National Scholarship Program
The National Federation of the Blind offers blind scholars residing in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of 30 merit based scholarships ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000. Scholarships are awarded annually based on academic excellence, community service and leadership. To learn more about the scholarship program and to apply, please visit the NFB Scholarship Page.
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.
Learn more and purchase KNFB Reader for iPhone, Android, and Windows 10 devices at www.knfbreader.com
Cars Help the Blind Go Further
Donate your old car to the National Federation of the blind today! It’s easy! Just visitthe Vehicle Donation Page or call toll- free 1-855-659-9314.
All questions and comments an be directed to NFB Oklahoma by emailing us.