The National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.
Upcoming NFBAR Events
2021 NFB of Arkansas State Convention
Arkansas Association of Blind Students (ARKABS) Meeting
Contact President Elizabeth Sheeler for meeting details at 479-841-7193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFB of Arkansas State Board Meeting
Contact State President Nena Chadwick for meeting details at 479-435-8348 or email@example.com.
Central Arkansas Chapter Meeting
Contact Chapter President Cindy Scott-Huisman for meeting details at 501-920-7454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Chapter Meeting
Contact Chapter President David Henry for meeting details at 479-426-7993 or email@example.com.
Beware of Spam Messages
We have received several calls, text messages, and emails over the last few days asking about emails and text messages that look like they are coming from President Nena Chadwick or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas. The emails or text messages are asking people to contact Nena or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message. We want to let you all know, this is a scam and not something that is being sent from Nena or any other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas Board of Directors. It has been noted that the email address or phone number they are coming from is not Nena's or others listed on the affiliate website, but they are using their names. The organization would not ever ask for gift card purchases or other personal information like this in emails or text messages.
If you ever do have a question about an email or text message that you receive from Nena or anyone else from the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas, and think it may be a scam, please make sure to reach out to Nena or the name in the email or text message prior to sending any information to it.
NFBAR At Large Chapter Meat Stick Fundraiser
The National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas At Large chapter is selling meat sticks. Delicious flavors like Cajun Hot and Maple bacon are favorites but there are twelve flavors to choose from.
By using this link, our chapter will receive credit for your order.
Country Meats has a great customer service department and will be happy to take your call if you do not wish to order on-line. You can reach them at 352-237-5232.
For additional information, please contact chapter president Tanya VanHouten at 501-680-7007 or Vanharris62@gmail.com.
Featured NFBAR Programs
The NFBAR State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.
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NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, or print-disabled that offers access to 500 publications, job listings, weather alerts, and more. Access through the phone, apps, computer, Alexa, and more. Click here to learn more or contact Donna Walker, coordinator, at 501-467-4042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.
Featured NFB Programs
The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. Click here to learn more..
NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning) Academy
The NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy is a two-week summer day program that teaches confidence and independence skills through Braille, crafts, games, field trips, and interaction with blind mentors. Children ages 4 -12 learn that their blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. They can live the lives they want. Click here to learn more.
KNFB Reader is an award-winning mobile app for blind, low-vision, dyslexic, and other print-disabled users that converts text to speech or text to Braille. Click here to learn more.