About the National Federation of the Blind
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation's blind. In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.
The NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters.
Illinois Resource List
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NFB of Illinois
Patti Chang, President6919 West Berwyn AvenueChicago, Illinois 60656-2040Home: 773-763-5302Cell: 773-307-6440E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb site: http://www.nfbofillinois.org/
NFB Parents of Blind Children
Debbie Stein, Parent ContactChicago, IllinoisPhone: 773-631-1093E-mail: email@example.com
NFB Training Centers
BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)Shawn Mayo, Director100 East 22nd Street SouthMinneapolis, Minnesota 55404Phone: 612-872-0100 Toll Free: 800-597-9558Fax: 612-872-9358E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb site: http://www.blindinc.org/
Other State Resources
Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Services401 East Washington StreetSpringfield, Illinois 62701 Phone: 217-782-9435Toll-free: 800-665-5576 E-mail: email@example.com
Illinois Department of Rehabilitation ServicesBureau of Blind Services400 West Lawrence Street Springfield, Illinois 62794 Phone: 217-785-3887
Illinois State Board of Education Department of Special Education Specialized ProgramsBeth Hanselman, Assistant Superintendent for Special EducationMail Code N-243, 100 North First Street Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001 Phone: 217-782-4870Fax: 217-782-0372Web site: http://www.isbe.net/SPEC-ED/DEFAULT.HTM
For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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