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.
The NFB of Massachusetts is an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.
Recent News and Activities
- The next meeting of the NFB Cambridge chapter will take place on Monday May 13, 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.
- The NFB Board of Directors will meet on Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am at Legal Sea Foods Kendal Square.
- 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.
- Massachusetts was pleased to send 4 members to Seattle to participate in the just completed public event and ongoing project an NFB public information campaign to bring about accessibility to Amazon Kindle books used in K12 schools & beyond.
- Massachusetts has actively participated in the completed NFB Washington Seminar 2013 #NFBWS13 when the NFB begins its annual Capitol Hill campaign to bring about legislation to benefit blind Americans during the week of Monday February 6, 2013.
- NFB of Massachusetts held its last 60th Annual state convention beginning on Friday February 22, 2013.