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You can live the life you want; blindness
is not what holds you back.

The National Federation of the Blind of SD 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.

Upcoming Events

2021 NFB Scholarship Program

November 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

The NFB's annual scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Every year, the NFB awards more than $120,000 to blind scholars across the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in recognition of their achievements and professional aspirations.

2021 NFB Washington Seminar

February 8, 2021 to February 11, 2021

Virtual Location

At our Washington Seminar, members of the NFB convene to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans. Click here to

2021 NFBSD State Convention

April 24, 2021

Virtual Location

The NFBSD State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.

2021 NFB National Convention

July 6, 2021 to July 10, 2021

Virtual Location

The NFB National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Click here to learn more.

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COVID-19 Information & Announcements

National Federation of the Blind COVID-19 Policy Relating to Public Events

Please give attention to the policy directive from the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind related to the immediate postponement of public meetings of the organization. You can read the policy directive and hear an emergency Presidential Release related to this matter at https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-covid-19-policy-relating-public-events.

COVID-19 Resources

The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency, which is changing everyone’s lives but has unique effects on blind people. The health and safety of all of our members, colleagues, and friends is always our top priority. Information on the NFB’s COVID-19 Resources page, www.nfb.org/resources/covid-19-resources, provides resources that may be particularly useful to blind people facing challenges during the emergency. If you have found other resources that you believe are useful, please email the information to communicationsteam@nfb.org. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.

What's New

AIRA NFB Plans

There are now two Aira plans available to members of the National Federation of the Blind only.

  1. Thirty minutes a month for $20.00
  2. One hundred and forty minutes per month for $99.00 (This plan includes the Austria glasses, allows for minute sharing, permits purchasing additional non-expiring minutes if one is running short, and lets members get credit for referrals.)

Call an Aira agent (800-835-1934) to subscribe or visit the Aira website at https://aira.io/nfb.

Beware of Scam Emails

We have received several calls and emails over the last few days asking about emails or text messages that look like they are coming from President Mike Klimisch or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of SD. The emails or text messages are asking people to contact Mike or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of SD Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message.

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