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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

2020 NFBSD State Convention

October 24, 2020

Virtual Location

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

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.

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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

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,, 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 For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit

What's New

Passing of Ken Rollman

It is with a heavy heart that we, the National Federation of the Blind of SD, inform you of the recent sudden passing of our beloved state president Kenneth Rollman. Please keep his dear wife, Julaine, in your prayers during this tragic time. We will inform you when a date has been set for the memorial service. As per custom, for the rest of the term, presidential and vice presidential duties have passed on to James Konechne and Mike Klemisch. They can be contacted through the information below:

James Konechne
Phone: 410-925-0707

Mike Klemisch
Phone: 605-929-0649


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

Beware of Scam Emails

We have received several calls and emails over the last few days asking about emails that look like they are coming from President

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