Here is a picture of a Whozit, a stylized colorful figure representing a blind person using a long cane.

Changing What It Means to Be Blind in the Nationís Capitol!


Being blind does not mean losing sight of life! We believe that a real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight. A real problem is the misunderstanding and the lack of information. We know that if a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness can be reduced to just a physical nuisance. The visually impaired can be just as successful pursuing their endeavors and live independently the same as their sighted peers. We are not just saying it, we are living it!

If you, or you know someone else that needs information or advice about living as a blind person, please call (202 352-1511 or contactthe National Federation of the Blind of Washington, DC .


The NFB Washington, DC Bell Program


The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program is taking place in Washington, DC, on August 4 to August 15, 2014. This program will provide children (ages four through fourteen) with two weeks of concentrated Braille instruction through fun, hands-on learning. The program is for all blind children, including low-vision children who are not receiving as much Braille instruction during the school year as they need, children who have recently lost their vision, children who have been blind since birth, or children who have additional disabilities. The program will operate Monday through Friday for approximately seven hours each day. In addition to Braille instruction, projects, games, and other engaging activities, children may also enjoy field trips to sites related to the content being covered in the program. The registration fee is $25, but financial assistance is available upon request.


Contact Conchita Hernandez at (530) 908-3547 for more information.


Click here to apply or read more about the BELL Program.



The Capitol Steps Newsletter



Read about some interesting details about the National Federation of the Blind & the blind community in the Nationís capitol. Subscriptions are available if you e-mail your request, and you can also email any articles and Letters for consideration to theeditors.


Read the most current version of The Capitol Steps newsletter here.



Upcoming Events


The NFB Washington, DC affiliate is on the move, and we want you to come along for the ride! We conduct various events and activities throughout the year. This includes meetings, fundraisers, social activities, and much more including other events in the community as well.

Click here for our Calendar of Events.


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