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 (888) 899-6322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about NFB-NEWSLINE, our free digitized newspaper-reading service, call (866) 504-7300.
The problem of blindness is not the lack of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information that exists. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness is only a physical nuisance.