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 Washington Seminar
It is time to start planning for the 2020 Washington Seminar!
The Washington Seminar is an annual event of the National Federation of the Blind to introduce the agenda of blind Americans–the priority issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year. The issues are selected from official positions of the Federation and may address concerns in the following areas: relevant civil rights issues; educational programs and services; rehabilitation of the blind for competitive employment; the operation of vending facilities by blind persons on public property; specialized library services for the blind; the organization and funding of federal programs; Social Security and Supplemental Income programs; and other timely topics. Approximately three legislative initiatives are chosen for priority attention during the Washington Seminar.
PLACE: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
DATES: Monday, February 10, 2020 through Thursday, February 13, 2020. Oklahoma’s congressional visits will be scheduled on Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12.
The deadline to apply for a stipend from NFBOK to attend the Washington Seminar has passed but stay tuned for updates about the initiatives to be discussed and our delegation’s trip to Washington D.C.
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.