National Federation of the Blind of Oregon

Live the life you want.

Beautiful Crater Lake in south central Oregon

NFB BELL® Academy

The NFB BELL® Academy—which stands for National Federation of the Blind Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning®—is a nationwide (United States and Puerto Rico) summer program that prepares blind and low-vision children to grow into confident and independent blind people who live the lives they want.

We are looking for volunteers to support this year's NFB-BELL Academy, which will be held from July 30th (when the kids will arrive) through August 4. The NFB-BELL Academy will be a residential program held at the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver Washington. We would also like volunteers working with children to undergo a background check and attend a training on April 28 through April 29. Note that on July 30, we will be spending the morning setting up before the children arrive. If you are interested, please register here.

Any questions send Justin Harford an email.

Membership and Informational Sessions

NFB of Oregon is planning a series of membership and informational sessions throughout Oregon in the next several months. Locations, dates and times will be announced. Each session is planned for two hours. Topics will include our national and state organizations, chapters and divisions, NFB-NEWSLINE® demonstration and legislative matters. Refreshments are planned. There will be no charge but registration will be required. Planning is still underway, more information to come.

NFB of Oregon is assisting its chapters and divisions with the collection of membership dues for 2022. Those wishing to pay membership dues and/or donate to a local chapter or division can do so here by credit or debit card. We will also gladly accept dues for membership at large and donations to NFB of Oregon.

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.

NFB of Oregon Chapters and Locations:
At Large (serves all of Oregon)
Portland Central (serves metro Portland)
Southern Oregon (serves Medford/Ashland area)
Capitol City (serves Salem area)
Rose City (serves metro Portland)
Linn-Benton (serves Albany/Corvallis area)
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Links to some of the NFB organizations:
National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU)
National Association of Blind Lawyers (NABL)
National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM)
National Association of Blind Students (NABS)
National Association of Blind Veterans
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)

Links To Nearby Affiliates of National Federation of the Blind:
NFB of Alaska
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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