BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning) Academy

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Attend NFB BELL® Academy In-Home Edition!

The National Federation of the Blind is offering three virtual programs of the NFB BELL Academy this summer to prepare blind and low-vision children to
grow into confident and independent blind people by enhancing their education. Options are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.

Take advantage of this opportunity for your child to connect with blind role models and more by applying for one of the following sessions:

  • Session 1 – June 7-18, 2021
  • Session 2 – July 19-30, 2021
  • Session 3 – August 9-20, 2021

Each registered student will receive the materials to complete all lessons alongside their parent/guardian via mail. Each day during the two-week session, there will be two opportunities to connect via web or phone with an experienced teacher. This gives students and families the chance to ask questions and get to know each other.

Limited space available. Learn more and register now at

NFBP BELL Academy Song

At the 2017 NFBP BELL Academy, the staff and students created a song about BELL. We hope you enjoy listening to it.

BELL Academy Pictures:

To view pictures taken during current or past NFB of Pennsylvania BELL Academies, please visit our BELL Academy Pictures page.

Additional Information

For more information about the BELL® Academy, please visit To learn more about the NFB of Pennsylvania BELL Academy programs, please contact Emily Gindlesperger, our state BELL coordinator, at