The National Federation of the Blind 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.
Our 2020 State Convention was a success!
Thank you for actively participating in our Federation, and supporting us in our mission to Live the Lives We Want.
It was a very close, but friendly competition amongst our NFB family! The #2020tgrstep campaign was a reminder of what we can accomplish with encouragement, perseverance, and advocacy from our NFB family. Together we step forward to overcome and conquer challenges for our independence. As individuals, we bring our authentic selves out to reach our own destinies. We can accomplish so much collectively, but never forget that, “You’ve got this,” on your own, too, but together we are changing what it means to be blind.
Our First Place Step Challenge Champion is Marti Kurtz-Aniba from the Tucson Chapter! Way to go, you did a great job keeping us all in the loop of your step progress during the virtual convention! You will be receiving a chalice trophy with an engraved golden plaque on it stating, “#2020tgrsteps, Challenge Champion, You’ve got this” it has also been Brailled on the opposite side with NFBAZ included, and a $30 Amazon gift card.
Second Place goes to Abdallah Shoolie, also from Tucson! He paced back and forth in his house to reach his step challenge. You will be receiving a silver medal that says, “2nd place NFBAZ,” and a $20 Amazon gift card.
Our third place champion this year is Marcus Schmidt, our Affiliate Secretary, and part of the West Valley Chapter! He reached out via email and to let us know that he was signing up for the challenge! You will be receiving a bronze medal that says, “3rd place NFBAZ,” and a $10 Amazon gift card.
We’ve got this together, let’s go build a federation!
National Federation of the Blind of Arizona Chapters
National Federation of the Blind of Arizona Divisions
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- Re: Certifications in the Field of Blindness and Low Vision.2019 Resolution 04 WHEREAS, State Agencies, Schools and other training centers serving individuals who are blind or have low vision, perennially struggle to fill vacancies […]
- Re: The Development and Establishment of a New B/VI Teacher Preparation Program to Actively Collaborate With The National Federation of the Blind of Arizona2019 Resolution 03 WHEREAS, the urgent need for appropriate and effective education of blind and visually impaired (B/VI) students, enrolled in Arizona’s public school districts […]
- Re: The Application of the Randolph-Sheppard Act to Military Dining Contracts (Luke air Force Base)2019 Resolution 02 WHEREAS, the Randolph-Sheppard Act grants a priority to blind person to operate vending facilities on federal properties for the purposes of expanding […]
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