Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS) Position Paper

A few months ago, a group of people representing the blindness-related organizations in Pennsylvania, led by Steve Pennington of the Client Assistance Program, wrote a position paper for keeping the Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS) strong and independent. This paper presented the arguments against merging BBVS into the general disability vocational rehabilitation program. For those of you who will be attending the NFB of Pennsylvania convention in person or via the stream, Steve Pennington will be referring to this position paper in his presentations about how to help BBVS accomplish its purpose of helping blind and visually-impaired individuals attain employment.

NFB 4th Annual Blind Womens Empowerment Conference

“Sister to Sister, Heart to Heart”

THE NFB OF DC PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR 4TH ANNUAL
BLIND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

Bringing to you an awesome panel of diverse blind women along with dynamic keynote speaker, Denise Avant. These talented sisters will be telling it to you from their hearts to your hearts. Get ready to be dazzled, rejuvenated, and inspired to live the life you want.

                        Pepco Edison Place Gallery

Thursday, October 31, 2019
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Ticket Price: $25.00

702 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
[Nearest Metro Station is Gallery Place 9th & G St.]

All Women Are Welcome

  • To RSVP or for more information contact Libra Robinson at (202) 427-3600 or email leelibra342@gmail.com no later than October 24, 2019
  • All sales are final/no refunds

NFB4th Annual Blind Womens Empowerment Conference flyer (Word Document)

Convention Online Registration

You can now register for the 2019 NFB of Pennsylvania Convention. If you register before midnight on September 30, the price of registration is only $15. On October 1, the registration price rises to $25, so do not delay. The meal prices will remain the same. For detailed information about the convention, please visit the Convention page. Register Now!

2019 NFB Washington Seminar

Monday, January 28, through Thursday, January 31, 2019

It is time again for us to take our concerns directly to our legislators in Washington, DC. For those that are not familiar with Washington Seminar, this is where 500 members of the NFB come together to present three to four issues important to the blind and disabled community to our federal Congressional representatives. In addition to meeting with members of Congress and Senators, Washington Seminar is the site of student seminars and meetings of many NFB groups and divisions.

To learn more about Washington Seminar, including the issues being presented and details for hotel room reservations, please visit www.nfb.org/washington-seminar.

Blind Women’s Empowerment Conference in Washington DC

Theme: “I Am Woman. Hear Me Roar!”

The National Federation of the Blind of the District of Columbia
2018 BLIND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

The women of the NFBDC proudly present the 3rd Annual Blind Women’s Empowerment Conference with another awesome all blind panel & keynote speaker ready to inspire other women so they can rise to any occasion, reach their goals and live the life they want.

Women at this conference will be invigorated, uplifted, and empowered while enjoying a delectable lunch prepared by the Shiloh Baptist church catering staff. And, if you are looking for some bling bling or something to accessorize that new outfit, you can stop by one of our vendor tables that will be available after the conference. All women are welcome.

Keynote Speaker: Evelyn Valdez

Thursday, October 11, 2018; 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

The Shiloh Baptist Church
1510 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

$25

To register or for more information, please call Libra Robinson at (202) 427-3600 or email at leelibra342@gmail.com no later than Friday, October 5 , and bring your cash payment to the door on the day of the event. All sales are final, and no refunds will be provided.

“Live the Life You Want in the Nation’s Capital!”

Harrisburg Chapter meeting announcement

Greetings,

The NFB of Pennsylvania is excited to announce that the Harrisburg and surrounding areas chapter is being revitalized. A group of interested folks will be meeting on June 2 at 10 am at the Center for Independent Living of Central PA at 207 House Ave. Camp Hill PA 17011.

The following are some important instructions about the area and how to get into the building. Its at Senate Ave and House Ave. When giving directions to a driver, once on House ave, follow the loop around, once the street turns left. 207 is the second building on the right. Passengers and persons should park at the entrance that is closest to the street, the door that does not have a ramp. Drivers should turn right into the first driveway into the parking lot and an make an immediate left. This is also the door that can be used when using paratransit.

Once in the building, there is a hallway that is straight in front of you. As you walk down this hall, the restrooms are on the left. The Ladies is first. The button to open the door is on the left at the corner, it’s a square box. The door opens to the right. Second is the men’s room. On the right a hallway begins just past the men’s room. Turn right, the door to the conference room is on the left. Again, there is a big square button on the left to open the door. Once in that door, There is a small front room. The hallway to the conference room is on the right of that hallway and spreads in the same direction in which you came into the last door. The conference room door at the end of the hallway on the left. There are braille signs on all the doors.

We hope that you can join us. If you’re not able to join that day but are interested in learning more, please send an email to marsha.drenth@gmail.com

See you soon!

Thank you,

Marsha Drenth
email: marsha.drenth@gmail.com

Washington Seminar 2018

Monday, January 29, through Thursday, February 1, 2018

It is time again for us to take our concerns directly to our legislators in Washington, DC. For those that are not familiar with Washington Seminar, this is where 500 members of the NFB come together to present three to four issues important to the blind and disabled community to our federal Congressional representatives. This year we have four issues. In addition to meeting with members of Congress and Senators, Washington Seminar is the site of student seminars and meetings of many NFB groups and divisions.

To read the issues, and to view pictures from the 2018 Washington Seminar, please visit our Washington Seminar page. To read the fact sheets for the issues, please visit the [NFB Washington Seminar] page.

2018 NFB of PA State Convention

The NFB of Pennsylvania 2018 State Convention will be held Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4 at:
The Atherton Hotel
125 S. Atherton St.
State College, PA 16801

Make your reservations now by calling the hotel directly at 814-231-2100 or 800-832-0132. To receive the special room rate, you need to mention the NFB of Pennsylvania when making your hotel reservation. The room block expires on October 1st, so don’t delay.

For additional information regarding to the state convention and to register, please visit our Convention page.

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 for your iPhone, Android phone, or other compatible Apple or Android devices. Click on the links below to learn more or buy it today! Learn more: http://www.knfbreader.com Buy from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knfbreader/id849732663?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Buy from the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sensotec.knfbreader