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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

2021 NFB Scholarship Program

November 1, 2020 (All day) to March 31, 2021 (All day)

Nationwide

The NFB's annual scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Every year, the NFB awards more than $120,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations.

Kalamazoo Chapter Meeting

Repeats every month on the second Monday 7 times.
December 14, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Location

Please contact President Robert Parsons at 804-801-7674 or kalamazoo@nfbmi.org for the participation details.

Detroit Chapter Conference Call Meeting

Repeats every month on the third Saturday 7 times.
December 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Teleconference
Dial: 605-475-4084
Access Code: 590057

For more information, please contact President Sabrina Simmons at 313-530-5905 or detroit@nfbmi.org.

Kalamazoo Chapter Meeting

January 11, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Location

Please contact President Robert Parsons at 804-801-7674 or kalamazoo@nfbmi.org for the participation details.

Detroit Chapter Conference Call Meeting

January 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Teleconference
Dial: 605-475-4084
Access Code: 590057

For more information, please contact President Sabrina Simmons at 313-530-5905 or detroit@nfbmi.org.

2021 NFB Washington Seminar

February 8, 2021 (All day) to February 11, 2021 (All day)

Virtual Location

At our Washington Seminar, members of the NFB convene to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans. Click here to learn more.

Kalamazoo Chapter Meeting

February 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Location

Please contact President Robert Parsons at 804-801-7674 or kalamazoo@nfbmi.org for the participation details.

Detroit Chapter Conference Call Meeting

February 20, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Teleconference
Dial: 605-475-4084
Access Code: 590057

For more information, please contact President Sabrina Simmons at 313-530-5905 or detroit@nfbmi.org.

Kalamazoo Chapter Meeting

March 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Location

Please contact President Robert Parsons at 804-801-7674 or kalamazoo@nfbmi.org for the participation details.

Detroit Chapter Conference Call Meeting

March 20, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Teleconference
Dial: 605-475-4084
Access Code: 590057

For more information, please contact President Sabrina Simmons at 313-530-5905 or detroit@nfbmi.org.

Kalamazoo Chapter Meeting

April 12, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Location

Please contact President Robert Parsons at 804-801-7674 or kalamazoo@nfbmi.org for the participation details.

Detroit Chapter Conference Call Meeting

April 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Teleconference
Dial: 605-475-4084
Access Code: 590057

For more information, please contact President Sabrina Simmons at 313-530-5905 or detroit@nfbmi.org.

Kalamazoo Chapter Meeting

May 10, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Location

Please contact President Robert Parsons at 804-801-7674 or kalamazoo@nfbmi.org for the participation details.

Detroit Chapter Conference Call Meeting

May 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Teleconference
Dial: 605-475-4084
Access Code: 590057

For more information, please contact President Sabrina Simmons at 313-530-5905 or detroit@nfbmi.org.

Kalamazoo Chapter Meeting

June 14, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Location

Please contact President Robert Parsons at 804-801-7674 or kalamazoo@nfbmi.org for the participation details.

Detroit Chapter Conference Call Meeting

June 19, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Teleconference
Dial: 605-475-4084
Access Code: 590057

For more information, please contact President Sabrina Simmons at 313-530-5905 or detroit@nfbmi.org.

2021 NFB National Convention

July 6, 2021 (All day) to July 11, 2021 (All day)

New Orleans, Louisiana

The NFB National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Click here to learn more.

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What's New

AIRA NFB Plans

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 https://aira.io/nfb.

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, www.nfb.org/resources/covid-19-resources, 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 communicationsteam@nfb.org. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.

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