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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

2020 State Scholarship Deadline

September 30, 2020
09/30/2020 - 11:59pm

Students, apply to win up to $1,000 in scholarships. Go to our scholarships page for more details.

2021 NFB Scholarship Program

November 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
11/01/2020 (All day) to 03/31/2021 (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.

2020 NFBMI State Convention

November 5, 2020 to November 7, 2020
11/05/2020 (All day) to 11/07/2020 (All day)

Worldwide, via Zoom and phone.

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

2021 NFB Washington Seminar

February 8, 2021 to February 11, 2021
02/08/2021 (All day) to 02/11/2021 (All day)

Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

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.

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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

National Federation of the Blind COVID-19 Policy Relating to Public Events

Please give attention to the policy directive from the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind related to the immediate postponement of public meetings of the organization. You can read the policy directive and hear an emergency Presidential Release related to this matter at https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-covid-19-policy-relating-public-events.

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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