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Live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back! Pledge to participate actively in the efforts of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its constitution.”

NFB Ohio 75TH Annual Convention, Nov. 5-7

ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE! “Back to the basics and engaging the future”

the NFB Ohio 75th State Convention, coined “Back to the basics”, will be held November 5th and 6th, 2021, online via zoom Conference. We will “shine bright like a diamond” because it is the 75th birthday of the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio.

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 State Convention again will be held virtually. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about accessible technology at our Tech Fair, and about living with blindness, by attending many educational seminars.

Registration is free! Note: only registered attendees are eligible for prizes. You can optionally enter a drawing to win one hundred dollars. For each ten dollars donated to fund the many NFB Ohio projects, , your name will be entered to win$100.

Visit the Pre-Convention Exhibit Hall on Thursday, November 4th to explore the latest technology and low-vision products from 3:00 to 5:30 P.M. EST. Space is limited and all exhibitors are subject to approval. Please respond by calling Suzanne Turner, (216) 990-6199 or Email Suzanne Turner for exhibitor info, smturner.234@gmail.com

We Welcome All!

The National Federation of the Blind does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic or intersectionality of characteristics.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Ohio

NFB-NEWSLINE® Ohio allows the blind, and those unable to read print, to read over 500 newspapers, magazines, TV listings and career opportunities. No affiliation with any blindness organization is required. Access with your iPhone, computer, Amazon Echo, Victor Reader Stream and telephone. Share with family, friends, fellow students, coworkers and eligible Ohioans. Sign up for the Free NFB-NEWSLINE® Ohio Service today.

Solutions for Vision Loss Monthly Teleconference

Join our monthly Sharing Solutions for Vision Loss teleconference, every third Sunday at 7PM Eastern, addressing every aspect of living with vision loss. Callers share tips, tricks, and techniques for continuing to live the life you want. Join us by calling
712-775-7031
Access Code 240281423

COVID Pandemic Impact on Blind/Low Vision Students, Parents and Guardians

The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio (NFBO) wants to know about the experiences of families of visually impaired and blind students during COVID-19 in our state. We have created a survey to help determine how students have been impacted and to help guide future decisions regarding virtual instruction. We also want to hear of any new techniques that students have developed during virtual learning.

If you are a BVI student (K-12), or you are the parent/teacher/guardian of a BVI student (K-12), we want to hear from you! Please complete this survey by October 1, 2021 The results of the survey will be shared at the NFB of Ohio 2021 State Convention

Examples of factors that could have been affected during the pandemic include (but are not limited to)

  • Internet access and reliability
  • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
  • Modes of transportation
  • Virtual platforms where class content is posted (Schoology, Google Classroom, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Availability of resources (such as braille, large print, access technology, instructors, etc.)
  • Teaching style (in person, online, hybrid)
  • Level of participation in class activities (science labs, group discussions, etc.)
  • Virtual platforms where class is conducted (Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, etc.)
  • Roles of parents and caregivers (supporting student technology and accessibility needs)

Please complete the Google Form survey by October 1, 2021
For any questions about the survey and for more information about the NFB of Ohio Education Committee, call (216) 990-6199 | or email Suzanne Turner smturner.234@gmail.com Ohio Affiliate Vice President and Cleveland Chapter President
View Ohio Educational Resources for BVI Students

NFBO DeafBlind Committee educational presentation by Helen Keller National Center

June9, Karlee Wascher, John Filek and Kacie Weldy discussed services offered by the Helen Keller National Center.
Email William Turner for more information
Listen to Presentation and Q&A with Helen Keller National Center

Covid-19 Vaccines Q&A

NFB Ohio hosted a Discussion on COVID-19, March 15, 2021. Laurie Pfahler, Community/Transition Nurse and Rebecca Margevicius, Pharmacist with Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland answered important questions about corona virus vaccines.

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