Join us as we celebrate NFBO’S Annual Convention and expand our circle of participation, connecting blind Americans from across the state for what we expect to be the largest gathering of blind people in the history of Ohio.
BACK TO THE BASICS AND ENGAGING THE FUTURE
Thomas Edison famously said that before he invented the lightbulb, he had to find a thousand ways to not invent the lightbulb. But even Thomas Edison had to clean up his work bench in between attempts. This is true that the federation must also find ways to teach, train and promote our philosophy, and by doing this we will prepare the next generation and the world as we continue to improve the way of life for the blind.
The 75th Ohio state convention, coined “Back to the Basics” will be held November 5th-6th-7th, 2021 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Columbus – Worthington located at 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235. The telephone number for reservations is (614) 885-3334.
This Convention will be the largest assembly of blind people in the state that will offer blind individuals an opportunity to learn about accessible technology at our Tech Fair, and about living with blindness, by attending many educational seminars.
As Ohio’s oldest organization comprised of blind people, working together to change what it means to be blind, the 2021 Convention will inspire, empower, and celebrate our accomplishments. The NFB of Ohio also provides encouragement, training, and support to families with blind children, and to veterans and people who are losing vision or have become blind later in life!
Here are a few convention highlights:
- Network with blind people from all parts of the country.
- Encourage blind persons to expand their knowledge of resources.
- Attend Workshops designed to promote leadership, membership building, and successful attitudes towards employment strategies.
- Attend the banquet that provides scholarships for blind college students.
The NFB was founded on the guiding principles that blind people have an inalienable right to independence, that blind people have equal capacity, and that only blind people themselves can legitimately speak for the blind community. These principles have continually permeated the membership and structure of our ever-growing organization.
The National Federation of the Blind 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!
The work of the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio changes lives. Join us in our efforts by becoming a Convention Sponsor today. For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Richard Payne, Ohio Affiliate president at (937) 829-3368 or Email Richard Payne – email@example.com