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You can live the life you want; blindness
is not what holds you back.

The National Federation of the Blind of MI 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.

Upcoming Events

2022 NFBMI State Convention

November 4, 2022 - 12:00am to November 6, 2022 - 12:00pm

Sheraton Grand Rapids Airport Hotel & Conference Center (formerly The Plaza Grand Rapids)
5700 28th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

The NFBMI State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Go here to learn more about the state convention.

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What's New


There are now two Aira plans available to members of the National Federation of the Blind only.

  1. Thirty minutes a month for $20.00
  2. One hundred and forty minutes per month for $99.00 (This plan includes the Austria glasses, allows for minute sharing, permits purchasing additional non-expiring minutes if one is running short, and lets members get credit for referrals.)

Call an Aira agent (800-835-1934) to subscribe or visit the Aira website at

Beware of Scam Emails

We have received several calls and emails over the last few days asking about emails that look like they are coming from President Mike Powell or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan. The emails asking people to contact Mike or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message. We want to let you all know, this is a scam and not something that is being sent from Mike or any other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan Board of Directors. It has been noted that the email address they are coming from is not Mike's or others listed on the affiliate website email address, but they are using their names. The organization would not ever ask for gift card purchases or other personal information like this in emails.

If you ever do have a question about an email that you receive from Mike or anyone else from the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan, and think it may be a scam, please make sure to reach out to Mike or the name in the email prior to sending any information to it.

COVID-19 Information & Announcements

COVID-19 Resources

The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency, which is changing everyone’s lives but has unique effects on blind people. The health and safety of all of our members, colleagues, and friends is always our top priority. Information on the NFB’s COVID-19 Resources page,, provides resources that may be particularly useful to blind people facing challenges during the emergency. If you have found other resources that you believe are useful, please email the information to For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit

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