National Federation of the Blind of Oregon

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Beautiful Crater Lake in south central Oregon
The National Federation of the Blind of Oregon (NFB of Oregon) will award up to five scholarships to qualified applicants in 2018.  There may be two scholarships awarded in the amount of $2,000; two in the amount of $3,000; and one in the amount of $5,000.  Read more about NFB of Oregon Student Scholarship program, download an application packet and apply online here. Application deadline is June 30, 2018. NFB of Oregon Student Scholarships are funded in part by the Lillian S. Edelstein Trust

How can we support successful postsecondary transition of blind or visually impaired high school students? We seek the opportunity to provide workshops to blind students and their parents to help with postsecondary transition. Trainings will be provided by successful blind adults who use the skills in their daily lives. Please take a moment to
share your thoughts about what the most useful training for your students would be. Your answers will help us provide the best content for your students.
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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships annually to blind students from across the United States. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2018. Check out the link below for eligibility information and to apply! 

The application deadline is March 31, 2018. All finalists must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind, to be held from July 3-8 in Orlando, Florida. The NFB scholarship program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. All blind college students are encouraged to apply!

Click here for the National Federation of the Blind National Scholarship Program

Chapter Meetings (monthly)
First Monday - At Large
First Wednesday - Portland Central
Second Tuesday - Capital City
Third Saturday - Rose City
Fourth Saturday - Linn-Benton
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Links to NFB related organizations:
National Association of Blind Lawyers
National Association of Blind Merchants
National Association of Blind Students
National Association of Blind Veterans

Links To Nearby Affiliates:
NFB of California
NFB of Idaho
NFB of Nevada
NFB of Washington
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Welcome! We are National Federation of the Blind of Oregon (NFB of Oregon), an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. Established in 1971, NFB of Oregon has been active in changing the lives of blind oregonians. NFB of Oregon carries on its work through chapters, divisions and groups. These various bodies provide support, information, and resources regarding a wide range of professions, recreational activities, special interests, legislative issues, fundraising projects, and other areas related to blindness.

With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States.  The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.  It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation's blind.
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In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.

The NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters.

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The KNFB Reader is a mobile app that converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button. To purchase KNFB Reader,
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National Federation of the Blind One Minute Message:

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.
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of Oregon. Since 1971, an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.

State President Carla McQuillan.

Affiliate office telephone, voice or text, 541-653-9153.
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, pacific time.

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