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 […]

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 […]

Possibilities Fair – July 2014

On a sunny, bright Friday in July the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania and Surrey Services for Seniors hosted a Possibilities Fair for older adults dealing with vision loss. The fair, held at Surrey Senior Services in Berwyn, P.A, boasted a wealth of knowledge, demonstrations and resources for older adults in this community. […]

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 […]