Are you blind or visually impaired? If so, you are not alone.
A person who is visually impaired or blind frequently faces difficult adjustments to the world around him/her, and one of the best solutions is to meet other blind people who have already resolved the problems blindness can cause. It can be very helpful to learn of the techniques used by other blind people and find answers to the troublesome questions all blind people face.
Our organization offers blind people the opportunity to benefit from mutual support, to share information, to lend their voices in making decisions on how problems can be resolved, and to work cooperatively as we educate the public about the truth concerning blindness. We know that children who are blind must receive effective education; adults who are blind are gainfully employed, and seniors who become blind lead independent and productive lives.
A goal of the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota is to increase awareness of the general public, businesses, and other organizations. We want to bring blindness out of the closet and talk about it. We want to educate blind people and our sighted families and friends about the capabilities of blind people who have had proper training in the alternative techniques of blindness. We also want to assist those who need or would like that training.
The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight, but the misunderstanding and lack of information that exists. We know from our own experience that if a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness can be reduced to the level of a physical nuisance.
You are cordially invited to join our Minnesota organization and participate with us as we work together to LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the NFB of Minnesota, Download a membership application (MS Word), fill it out, include $5.00 as annual membership dues, and mail the application form and your dues to:
National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota
100 E. 22nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404.
Please join us at one of our local chapter meetings to have fun, socialize, and learn about the opportunities available to the blind of Minnesota.
For more information please contact:
Jennifer Dunnam, President, National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota
Office Telephone: 612-872-9363, Home Telephone: 612-203-2738