Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is the Maryland state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. We are changing what it means to be blind in Maryland! Find a local chapter or division. The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

DINE OUT AND JOIN OUR “BID FOR OPPORTUNITIES”

Support the John T. McCraw Scholarship Program and the NFBMD Youth Training Programs.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Location: College Park Knights of Columbus
9450 Cherry Hill Road, College Park 20740
Cost: $40 per person.

Enjoy good food, live music, and an auction for all tastes and budgets.

Make reservations by September 24th. Each table seats 8.
Make checks payable to the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
Mail to: Debbie Brown, Scholarship Dinner Chairman
11923 Parklawn Drive, #104
Rockville, MD 20852
Contact: Debbie Brown, deborahb14@verizon.net, 301-881-1892

The State Convention is Coming!

The State Convention is Coming!

Register Online

Make your hotel reservation by October 1. Call 1-800-228-9290.  You must tell them you are registering for the NFBMD Convention.  Use the initials, not the full name.  Staying at the hotel will make it easier to participate in all of our nighttime activities.  

Join us for the golden anniversary convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, 110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 on Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30.

The Golden Anniversary Convention Needs Sponsors and Exhibitors

Save the dates: October 28 – 30, 2016.

Place: Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards 110 S Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201

More information will be coming soon.

The Golden Anniversary Convention sponsor is the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards but many other sponsorship opportunities are available. 

The exhibit hall will be open on Friday, October 28, from 11am-5pm. Set up is at 10am that day.

Convention Tours

Sign up for two exciting tours at the golden anniversary convention.

Tour 1 – Oriole Park

Come see Oriole Park at Camden Yards from a whole new perspective. Enjoy the charm of the ballpark from club level suites, the press level, the scoreboard/JumboTron control room, and even the Orioles dugout.

Date: October 28.

Time: 12:45 pm.

Place: Meet in Room A at the hotel.

We will form groups and walk to the ballpark together. The estimated time for returning to the hotel is 2:45 – 3:00 pm.

 

Tour 2 - Westminster Hall & Burying Ground

Governor Hogan Signs SB765

On May 10, 2016, Governor Hogan signed SB765 into law. This new law offers greater protection to disabled parents and caregivers in custody, guardianship, and adoption cases.

On May 10, 2016, Governor Hogan signed SB765 into law. This new law offers greater protection to disabled parents and caregivers in custody, guardianship, and adoption cases.

Make the print yours!

The KNFB Reader is a mobile app that converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button. 

To purchase KNFB Reader, please visit www.nfb.org/knfbreader

Hand holding a mobile phone with KNFB Reader logo on the screen

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Sharon Maneki, President 
9013 Nelson Way 
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 715-9596
president@nfbmd.org