Blind Teens Fight Challenges in New Documentary

National Federation of the Blind promotes Film to Increase Understanding Among Educators and Public Muskogee, Oklahoma (October 16, 2017): Connor wants to be a sponsored skateboarder. Sarah wants to travel the world. Nick dreams of being a rock star. Carina wants to be the first member of her family to graduate high school. These four teenagers are each trying to achieve their dreams. But they face an additional challenge: they are blind. Blind people of all ages, their families, educators, and others who face discrimination based on low expectations will learn from these inspiring young people and their stories in … Continue reading Blind Teens Fight Challenges in New Documentary

Blind Push Back on HB 1861

The National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma with support from the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association issued the below letter in opposition to HB 1861 currently pending in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. This bill will go before the House Committee on Appropriations and Budget on Wednesday, March 1. We encourage all our members, family and friends to contact your Representative and tell them that this measure will limit services to the older blind of Oklahoma and that you oppose the bill. If you do not know who your representative is, you can search by visiting … Continue reading Blind Push Back on HB 1861

Call to Action: Blind Push Back

The Blind Push Back in Oklahoma! CALL TO ACTION! We need you, Wednesday, March 1st! If you are Blind, know or love someone who is blind, you need to be at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to let our legislators know that we, the blind of Oklahoma, are not OK with legislation being written about us without our input, expertise and experience of living as blind people. Further, that we do not want or need either of the bills currently in question. We need everyone to show up in opposition to HB 1861 and HB 2230. … Continue reading Call to Action: Blind Push Back

National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma & S&B’S Burger Joint Pay It Forward For A Good Cause

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Category: Events Contact: Audrey T. Farnum Communications Committee Chair National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma (405)590-6110 Audrey@nfbok.org National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma & S&B’S Burger Joint Pay It Forward For A Good Cause The National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma is partnering with S&B’s Burger Joint for Pay It Forward Night on Tuesday, November 15 at the S&B’s located at 7640 Northwest Expressway. Each Tuesday, S&B’s supports a local organization by setting up a Pay It Forward box at the register. Customers are asked to drop their receipts in the … Continue reading National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma & S&B’S Burger Joint Pay It Forward For A Good Cause

NFBOK to Host Informational Meeting in Lawton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release Date: Friday, May 27, 2016 Category: Affiliate Contact: Audrey T. Farnum Communications Coordinator National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma (405)590-6110 Audrey@nfbok.org National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma to Host Blindness Resource Fair – Lawton, Oklahoma –The Oklahoma Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind is hosting an informational meeting to answer common questions about blindness and give information about resources and techniques for living independently as a blind person. The meeting will take place on Saturday, June 4 at Comfort Inn and Suites, 201 S.E. Interstate Drive in Lawton and will begin at 1:00 … Continue reading NFBOK to Host Informational Meeting in Lawton

President’s Notes, February 22, 2016

Federation family, I hope that each of you is having a wonderful Sunday afternoon! We are gearing up for our 42nd Annual National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma state convention to be held the evening of March 31st thru the 3rd of April at the Holiday Inn City Centre located in downtown Tulsa. Sessions will be  fun and interactive. There will be items of interest for all blind persons and those who WORK WITH THEM. Additionally, there will be sessions specific to blind students as the Oklahoma Association of Blind Students are holding their first Student Seminar on Friday, … Continue reading President’s Notes, February 22, 2016

Apply for an NFB Scholarship

Are you a legally blind college student living in the United States or Puerto Rico? The National Federation of the Blind annual scholarship program offers 30 scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000 to eligible students, from high school seniors beginning their freshman year in the fall semester of 2016, up through grad students working on their PhD degrees. Google has committed to award an additional $1,000 to each of our winners in 2016. These merit scholarships are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. In addition to the money, each winner will receive assistance to attend the July 2016 … Continue reading Apply for an NFB Scholarship

Blind Merchants to Meet Saturday

The Oklahoma Association of Blind Merchants, (OABM) will meet this Saturday, January 23, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the future of the division. NFB Oklahoma President, Jeannie Massay says, “OABM is not just for BEP Managers. OABM is for any Blind entrepreneur. If you are a blind person who owns or would like to own their own business, this division is for you.” The OABM serves as am organization that is comprised of blind business persons collectively speaking and acting together to improve life and opportunities for blind people in Oklahoma.  If you are interested in helping to build a … Continue reading Blind Merchants to Meet Saturday

Starting Over

We were having some issues with nfbok.org. Our self taught, volunteer webmaster decided to just scrap the site and start over in hopes of making it even better. So, please be patient while renovations are going on. Content will gradually return to the site. In the meantime, please like our new Facebook page to keep up with the latest news from NFBOK. You can also join our NFBOK-Talk email list. Traffic is fairly low and won’t fill up your inbox.