The National Federation of the Blind of Arizona is a 501 (c) 3 consumer organization comprised of blind and sighted people committed to changing what it means to be blind. Though blindness is still all too often a tragedy to those who face it, we know from our personal experience that with training and opportunity it can be reduced to the level of a physical nuisance. We work to see that blind people receive the services and training to which they are entitled and that parents of blind children receive the advice and support they need to help their youngsters grow up to be happy, productive adults.
We believe that first-class citizenship means that people have both rights and responsibilities, and we are determined to see that blind people become first-class citizens of the United States, enjoying their rights and fulfilling their responsibilities. The most serious problems we face have less to do with our lack of vision than with discrimination based on the public's ignorance and misinformation about blindness.
Join us in educating Arizonans about the abilities and aspirations of Arizona's blind citizens.
We are changing what it means to be blind.
The NFB of Arizona has local chapters, at-large members, and special divisions for diabetics, merchants, students, seniors, the Deaf-Blind, and parents of blind children. Information about blindness, self advocacy, and current issues is circulated by email and posted on NFB-NEWSLINE, our digitized newspaper-reading service by phone, and on our website. For information about the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona or to make address changes or be added to the mailing list, call toll free
For information about NFB-NEWSLINE, our free digitized newspaper-reading service, call
Well, it is 4:32 and I wanted to come out here really fast and appoligize for the site downtime earlier today. it seems that we had a few issues with the az.nfb server that had to be fixed. But anyways, that isn't why I'm out here. starting next week, on Saturday at 8:00 P.M. the website will be going down to perform a very much needed upgrade. Downtime should be expected to last until 7:00 A.M. Sunday morning though it could be a shorter time frame.
As always, if there are any questions, feel free to email
Hello, fellow Federationists,
I am certainly happy to be back in Arizona after having spent five weeks learning how to work with my first guide dog! I appreciate first vice
- president Donald Porterfield's stepping up to assist the affiliate in my absence. The end of the year is close, with the holidays attracting
our attention, but we have many items of interest to us -
My apologies up front for the length of this message; however, there is some very important and time sensitive information that needs to be shared with you.
Recently, there has been a lot of activity on the legislative front with more to come. As a brief reminder, the three issues presented to our United States Congressmen at this year’s Washington Seminar were:
Hello, fellow Federationists,
Thank you all for the very successful 2013 state convention! I believe we
enjoyed ourselves and had a very productive convention with lots of help
from committee chairs, division presidents, lots of volunteers, and our host chapter!
The Friday after our convention, I received a call from a dog guide school