Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is the Maryland state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. We are changing what it means to be blind in Maryland! Find a local chapter or division. The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

JOHN T. McCRAW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is pleased to announce that the John T.  McCraw Scholarship Program for 2019-2020 will include two scholarships in the amounts of $2,000 and $1,500.  These scholarships will be awarded to qualified blind students who exhibit academic achievement and community involvement.

 

The John T. McCraw Scholarship Program has been established to promote post-secondary educational opportunities for Maryland's blind students.  The recipients may use these scholarships to defray the cost of educational expenses incurred at any post-secondary institution during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

 

February 2019 Minute Message

Raising Expectations in Annapolis
Raising Expectations in Washington
Basket & Bag Bingo – Raising Funds to Raise Expectations
Smashing Expectations Through Reading – Winter Reading Challenge
Smashing Expectations Through Reading – Braille Readers Are Leaders
NFB RideShare Testing Program
NFB and NFBMD Scholarship Programs
Do you feel lucky?
Raising Expectations Through Food and Auction
Sad News
Important Dates for 2019

 

Legislative Alert: February 2019

Fellow Federationists:

2019 Legislative Agenda

On January 24, 2019, members  of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland will be in Anapolis to discuss issues of importance with our Maryland legislators. The following fact sheets provide an overview of our legislative priorities for the coming year.

2018 presidential Report

Please enjoy the 2018 Presidential Report, Taking the Road Less Travelled in the National Federation of the Blind, delivered by Sharon Maneki on November 10, 2018

Highlights From Our Fifty-Second Annual Convention

Please enjoy these highlights from the 2018 annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland which was held November 9-11 in Ocean City.

Live the Life You Want With the KNFB Reader

With the KNFB Reader, you can read such printed items as credit card receipts, packaging labels, mail, product information, computer screens, and of course books and documents. Take a photo and the app reads the text aloud or publishes it in Braille if you have a refreshable Braille display.

Learn more and purchase KNFB Reader for iPhone, Android, and Windows 10 devices at www.knfbreader.com.

Hand holding a mobile phone with KNFB Reader logo on the screen

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National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
Ronza Othman, President 
15 Charles Plaza
Apartment 3002
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 426-4100
president@nfbmd.org