Mission: NFB serves as a vehicle for collective action by the blind of the nation; functions as a mechanism through which the blind and interested sighted persons can come together in local, state, and national meetings to plan and carry out programs to improve the quality of life for the blind; provide a means of collective action for parents of blind children; promote the vocational, cultural, and social advancement of the blind; and aims for the integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality with the sighted. The NFB was founded in 1940 by Jacobus tenBroek.
I serve as president of the National Federation of the Blind of Texas. I am proud to report that during the week of June 17-21, 2019, we held our first annual Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning Academy in the Alvin area. We have hosted this program in other cities around the state since 2010, but this is our first opportunity to serve the community where we are headquartered. We look forward to future academies in the area because there is a need to serve blind children in both our local community and the state.