2016 BELL Programs

Pennsylvania will have two BELL Summer Academy programs this year: one in Philadelphia and one in Pittsburgh. They will both run from July 11 through July 22, 2016. BELL stands for Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning. This exciting and educational summer program teaches children how useful Braille can be when seeing print materials is […]

Reading Print Material Has Never Been Easier

If you’re like most blind people, every day you encounter UPO’s (unidentified print objects), from mail to flyers to package labels. Now you can read virtually any printed material with the phone that you carry every day. KNFB Reader Mobile is recognized worldwide as the best reading app available, and you can now get it […]

2015 Possibilities Fair

“Vision loss does not have to mean the loss of independence. Once an individual experiencing vision loss has access to information, transportation and inspiration, they can remain a contributing member of the community.” – David J. DeNotaris, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Imagine Independence… Possibilities Fair for Adults 55 and Older October 9, […]

2016 Convention

The NFB of Pennsylvania 2016 Convention will be held Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13 at Atherton Hotel in State College,  125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801. Make your reservations now by calling the hotel directly   (814) 231-2100 or 800-832-0132.  To receive the special room rate, you need to mention the NFB of Pennsylvania when […]

BELL Program for 2014

a braille twister game

This summer will be the second annual Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program in Pennsylvania. The goal of this program is to introduce young students to Braille and to encourage other students in their Braille study. We especially want to reach out to children who would not otherwise be taught Braille. This two-week […]

Washington Seminar 2014

picture of the United States' capital building

Monday, January 27, through Thursday, January 30, 2014 It is time again for us to take our concerns directly to our legislators in Washington, DC. This year’s issues again includes the Technology, Education, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACHE) Act. College students need access to their textbooks and online resources as much as […]

Louis Braille Carnival

picture of an elderly couple and small children

Members of the Keystone Chapter will once again be holding a Louis Braille Carnival at Saint Lucy’s Day School in Philadelphia. Games like Braille Twister and a Braille-oriented version of musical chairs are hits with the kids who have fun while learning about the importance of Braille. Story Time shows how Braille can be used […]

Philly Give Camp Helps NFB of PA Update Their Web Site

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At the Microsoft Center in Malvern, PA, over eighty volunteers came together to help twenty-five charitable organizations build or improve their web sites. The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania was one of the organizations that was helped. This event, put on by the Philly Chapter of the national Give Camp organization, started on […]