National Federation of the Blind of Oregon

Live the life you want.

Beautiful Crater Lake in south central Oregon
The Linn-Benton Chapter 2018 The Dark Café is almost here. Come learn how the blind navigate life without vision. Experience Goal Ball, soccer without sight, with coaches from the Northwest Association of Blind Athletes. Learn how to use a white cane. Experience braille writing and games without sight. Try out assistive technologies and household aids for cooking and dining. An experience designed for the whole family! Participants will visit six different learning opportunities during each 90 minute session. Two sessions to choose from, 1pm and 3pm. Tickets are just $10 per person. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM. Cost: $10 per person. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for the 2018 The Dark Café.

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Chapter Meetings (monthly)
First Monday - At Large
First Wednesday - Portland Central
Second Tuesday - Capital City
Third Saturday - Rose City
Fourth Saturday - Linn-Benton
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Links to NFB related organizations:
National Association of Blind Lawyers
National Association of Blind Merchants
National Association of Blind Students
National Association of Blind Veterans

Links To Nearby Affiliates:
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.

Make the print yours!

The KNFB Reader is a mobile app that converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button. To purchase KNFB Reader,
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National Federation of the Blind One Minute Message:

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.
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of Oregon. Since 1971, an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.

State President Carla McQuillan.

Affiliate office telephone, voice or text, 541-653-9153.
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, pacific time.

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