2018 National Federation of the Blind, Georgia Annual State Convention

Mark your calendars and make your room reservations for the 2018 National Federation of the Blind, Georgia Annual State Convention, being held in Albany, GA from October 5-7, 2018.


The NFBGA 2018 Annual State Convention will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Downtown


Hilton Garden Inn Albany Downtown
101 South Front Street
Albany, GA 31701

Telephone Number: 229-888-1590

The room rates are $109 per night plus taxes and fees. To make your reservations, call the main hotel number and tell them you are part of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia room block for October 5-7, 2018.

If you also require this room rate for Thursday, October 4 and/or Sunday October 7. Or you require an accessible room, please ask for the NFBGA outside Block.

Please let us know if you have any difficulties making your room reservation by contacting the registration committee.


The NFBGA 2018 Convention Registration rate is $40.00,
Your registration cost includes a box lunch, with a choice of either, Turkey, Ham, Roast beef or Veggie sandwich.

Banquet Ticket $45.00 per person
Please plan to attend this year’s banquet with us. We plan to have lots of fun and many prizes. You will have a choice of either a Vegetable or Chicken plate.

You may process your 2018 NFBGA Convention registration by visiting the online registration form, Or you may send your registration information by mail to:

Natta Watkins
106 Lowe Stinson Road
Hogansville GA 30230

Telephone: 770-584-3953

All checks or money orders must be made out to NFB of Georgia.

You have the option this year to complete your registration form online, and mail a check or money order for payment. When mailing your payment, please remember to indicate that your registration was completed online, or make sure you include your printed registration form.
You can download the registration form here.

The final cut off date for registration will be Saturday, September 15, 2018 with no exceptions


The Affiliate will be sponsoring a bus to this year’s convention. This bus will be leaving from Atlanta, making one stop in Macon before continuing to Albany. There is a possibility that there may be a van that will travel from Augusta to Albany. If you would like to purchase a seat on the bus or ask about the possibility of a van leaving from Augusta.
Please contact Dorothy Griffin at 770-374-4832 or email at

Ticket Price for the bus or van is $70.00 per person.

If you are coming from Columbus GA, unfortunately the bus will not be making any stops in Columbus, you will have to travel by Greyhound.

*The cut off for registering for the bus or van has not been determined yet, so if you are interested in a seat, please contact Dorothy Griffin as soon as possible. The more people we have riding the bus the cheaper the tickets may be.

Please come and join us and support the Federation.

For further information or questions, please contact the following:
NFB Georgia, Office – 404-371-1000
Greg Aikens, President – 404-444-8661
Dorothy Griffin, Secretary – 770-374-4832
Natta Watkins, Treasurer – 770-584-3953
Patrice Lewis, Administrator – 404-963-6442

Questionnaire Study Blind Adults and Healthcare Providers

My name is Carmel and I am a research assistant with the Judgment and Decision Making Lab at the University of Texas at El Paso. In about a month the Judgment and Decision Making Lab will be conducting a study in the form of a questionnaire. The PI is a blind doctoral candidate conducting her dissertation research. We will be looking at blind and low vision adults and their experiences with healthcare providers (i.e. doctors, pharmacy technicians, health insurance agents).

All participants will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon gift card. If you qualify for this study and are interested please contact the Judgment and Decision Making Lab via e-mail at or via phone at 915-747-8659.
If you know of anyone who qualifies and would be interested please share this message with them.