NFB Press Releases
The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold—to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, and services and protection of civil rights, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families, members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality.
The NFB of Massachusetts has active chapters in Cambridge, and Springfield, and members in other areas of the commonwealth.
MassABS, our local student division, provides local scholarships, resources and networking for those pursuing studies in the commonwealth.
- Apply to our NFB-MA 2013 Scholarship Program
- Register for our 2013 NFB-MA Student Seminar in Boston, MA
The NFB of Massachusetts is an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.
Recent News and Activities
- Please join us and make your pledge online via credit card or Paypal for the 2013 Cambridge Annual Walkathon on Sunday September 29th
- We encourage students to visit our 2013 scholarship and student seminar page for updates and scholarship details.
- The next meeting of the NFB Cambridge chapter will take place on Monday October 7, 2013 at 5:30PM. The meeting will be held at Legal Sea Foods, Kendal Square, Cambridge. Check here for updates or call the Cambridge chapter line at 617-453-8400.
- NFB of Massachusetts, NFB, the MA Attorney General's Office, and Monster.com announced an agreement to make Monster's services accessible to blind job seekers, and blind people involved in using Monster's hiring tools. All These stakeholders encourage other public and private organizations to similarly embrace accessibility and full inclusion of the blind.
- NFBMA is pleased to announce a partnership with Boston based LevelUp bringing accessibility to prominent mobile payments app.