The NFB of Indiana is the state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind based in Baltimore, Maryland. 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 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. Although we are of the blind, we welcome, indeed seek sighted participation.
The mission of the National Federation of the Blind is to achieve widespread emotional acceptance and intellectual understanding that the real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight but the misconceptions and lack of information which exist. We do this by bringing blind people together to share successes, to support each other in times of failure, and to create imaginative solutions.
May 17th Walk-A-Thon
Image -- Northern Indiana NFB members during the 2014 Walk-A-Thon
Washington Seminar - 2014
”Washington Seminar was an empowering experience. Northwest Indiana Chapter had the privilege of personally presenting our resolutions to Rep. Pete Visclosky (District 1/Gary). As a result, we picked up our 53rd House co-sponsor to HR 831 (Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act). Thank you NFB for positioning us on the front line of battle for our national political affairs." -- James Hunt Jr.
Vice-President NFB NW Indiana Chapter
Image - NFB IN Student Division President Christopher Myer, NFB NW Chapter Vice-President James Hunt Jr., and NFB NW Chapter member Adayra Kelly (left to right), alongside Representative Pete Viclosky (District 1) (far left) on the Capitol steps