National Federation of the Blind of Northwest Arkansas

Today’s date is Monday, August 21st 2017.

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Who We Are

Welcome to the home page of the Northwest Arkansas chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB of NWA). Our chapter is located in the scenic rolling hills of Northwest Arkansas. Local attractions include historic Eureka Springs, Beaver Lake, and the world headquarters of both Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods. The flagship campus of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is also located within our service area. The National Federation of the Blind of Northwest Arkansas is dedicated to helping its members, as well as other persons who are blind or visually impaired in the area. The NFB of NWA can help people learn about different causes of blindness and visual impairments, find resources for both individuals and their families, and establish a support network with other persons who are blind or visually impaired.

The NFB of NWA has a student division known as the National Association of Blind Students of Northwest Arkansas (NABS of NWA). NABS of NWA works on projects with students who may be blind or visually impaired and provides suggestions on how to adapt in a classroom environment. All students are welcome to join NABS of NWA. Please click on the link at the bottom of the page if you would like to join or get in contact with the NABS of NWA. NABS is also available at the National level. For additional information about Nationwide NABS please click here to open the Nationwide NFB NABS page (External Link Opens in New Window).

Feel free to look around and get to know more about us. If you are interested in attending a meeting or an event the dates and times are posted on our events page.

General information about the NFB

The NFB of NWA is one of the more than 700 local chapters of the National Federation of the Blind. The NFB has 52 national chapters, including Puerto Rico, for a total of over 50,000 total members. The NFB is the largest organization of blind persons in the United States. The mission of the NFB is to improve the lives of persons who are blind through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. The NFB is known as "The voice of the nation's blind", and is the largest and most influential advocacy organization of blind persons in the United States. The NFB was founded in 1940, and has its national headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. The NFB has also established the Jernigan Institute, a facility for research and for the education of blind persons by teachers who are also blind. The Jernigan Institute is located next door to the NFB National Headquarters in Baltimore. To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind, please visit the NFB Homepage at Link to the NFB's Main Site (External Link Opens in New Window).

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