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

2017 Central Oklahoma Chapter Chili Supper

2017 Chili Supper The Central Oklahoma Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is hosting its annual Chili Supper. This fundraising event supports the programs and initiatives of the chapter, including the Elmer Wright Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, awarded annually to a deserving blind Oklahoma college student, was created in loving memory of Elmer Wright. Mr. Wright was a founding member of the Central Oklahoma Chapter. His passion and enthusiasm were instrumental in the chapter’s formation and growth. He was particularly concerned with the education of blind children and ensuring that blind students are given opportunities to succeed. He … Continue reading 2017 Central Oklahoma Chapter Chili Supper

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