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 2 chapters across Oklahoma. Chapters are located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. If you do not live near a chapter, we have an at-large group you can join virtually on the Zoom platform. Contact us to find out how to get connected.
We also have the Oklahoma Association of Blind Merchants which is a state-wide Division for blind business owners and entrepreneurs. Email us to learn more and get involved.
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!
Urgent Call to Action
It has just come to our attention that there are several bills introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature this session that will negatively impact blind Oklahomans. There is proposed legislation that will further strip down opportunities for blind vendors who operate facilities covered by the Randolph Sheppard Act; a bill to restructure the Department Of Rehabilitation Services that could take away services to blind Oklahomans and a bill to restructure the Office of Disability Concerns. This is a critical time and we must mobilize to protect our rights. We need everyone to get involved. We will be having an emergency meeting On Zoom this Wednesday evening to discuss our strategy for fighting back. Please join if you are able. We will need to be reaching out to our legislators soon and are tentatively planning a trip to the Capitol to discuss our concerns. Share this info with anyone who has an interest. We need as many people as possible. This is a blindness issue, not just a Federation issue. Affiliation doesn’t matter right now. This is a time for all blind Oklahomans, their friends, families, colleagues and supporters to band together. We will blast out more information and calls to action as we get more information and get organized so stay tuned.
Here’s the Zoom link for Wednesday’s meeting:
NFB Oklahoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Emergency Legislative Action Planning Meeting
Time: Feb 15, 2023 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 747 000 7233
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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.
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All questions and comments an be directed to NFB Oklahoma by emailing us.