PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
National Federation of the Blind of Alabama
NFB-NEWSLINEŽ: Look here for NewsLine details
The daily newspaper delivered to any blind person in Alabama via the telephone. Using a touch-tone telephone, over 100 different daily newspapers can be accessed by calling: (888) 882-1629.
Alabama's JoblineŽ: Look here for JobLineŽ details
JoblineŽ is a telephone-based job search system that allows all citizens to search "America's Job Bank" from any touch-tone telephone by calling (800) 414-5748. This is provided through a collaborative effort with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation, Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, and the National Federation of the Blind.
White Cane Loaner Bank: Look here for White Canes for Children details
A project of the National Federation of the Blind of Alabama which provides white canes to children and replacement canes as the children grow.
Braille for Blind Children:
A project of the National Federation of the Blind of Alabama that provides free of charge to any blind child a "Slate & Stylus" which is a portable system for writing Braille. Additionally, children's Braille storybooks are given free to blind children.
Technology Loan Fund:
A low interest loan program to assist blind people and parents of blind children to purchase technology.
Scholarship Program: Look here for Scholarship details
A project of the NFB of Alabama to reward a deserving legally blind high school senior or post-secondary student with a cash scholarship. In addition, the recipient is brought to the State Convention of the NFB of Alabama and placed in a mentoring program.
Mentoring and Peer Support:
Programs to advance a person's adjustment to the effects of blindness including: parent and student groups, medical, social, and vocational groups.
A project that provides legal support to any blind person or parent of a blind child.
The Braille Monitor:
The Braille Monitor is the leading publication of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). It is produced monthly and is available in large print, in Braille, on cassette tape, or in e-mail formats. The Braille Monitor is read by the blind, their friends and families, teachers, employers, rehabilitation workers, legislators, vendors of products for the blind, and anyone interested in learning more about blindness.
Browse www.nfbweb.org for a selection of free application software, games and information for the blind.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES