Living the Life You Want

The National Federation of the Blind knows 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.

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We believe that the number one need of every sight impaired person in the blind community is people who understand. On the last Thursday of each month, from the privacy of your own home you can tap into the networking power of people who get it !

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Dan’s Newsline® Testimonial

Friends and colleagues, I am very excited about our new blog. Because of my long-standing commitment to our NFB Newsline program, sponsored here in Georgia by the Public Service Commission, I thought I would post an article here which came across my desk from Colorado.

Like the author of this article, Dan Burke, I have always had a love of newspapers. I know that many of you do as well. When we are asked about our long-standing, strong commitment to NFB Newsline? We can point folks to the dramatic and heartfelt story I have chosen to post below. Although the author provides greater detail about his love of NFB Newsline than we usually receive from readers of our Georgia NFB Newsline Service, the passion and appreciation we so often hear from readers is equal to the story Dan tells.

National Federation of the Blind Achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

Orlando, Florida (July 8, 2015): As part of the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, members and supporters of the NFB have set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for largest umbrella mosaic. Two thousand four hundred and eighty individuals simultaneously raised umbrellas to create the image of the National Federation of the Blind icon and the organization’s tagline, “Live the life you want.” The National Federation of the Blind record title attempt took place at 7 a.m. today in the rear surface parking lot of the Rosen Centre Hotel located at 9840 International Drive in Orlando.

Introducing Tales From The Tip: A New NFBGA Blog Series

By:
Garrick Scott

Welcome to the first installment of Tales from the Tip. This is a new blog series from the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia. We will inform, entertain, sustain, and remain…and I would have used three or four other words that rhyme with stain if I could have thought of them.

This is not just my blog, and it is not just your blog. It is our blog. We will share and exchange ideas, opinions, and thoughts. This can also be an opportunity to vent in a professional manner. These blogs are meant to be enjoyed by readers from one to one hundred.

NFB-NEWSLINE Adds Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review

Baltimore, Maryland (June 8, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce the addition of two new bimonthly publications to the NFB-NEWSLINE service: Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review. These are published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS).

Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “NFB-NEWSLINE and the National Library Service are invaluable resources to the blind community. We are pleased with the success in 2010 of integrating NFB-NEWSLINE into the NLS Talking Book Players, and we are happy to further enhance integration with NLS services by sharing these two bimonthly publications with our subscribers.”