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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 NFB BELL Academy In-Home Edition Session 2

June 22, 2020 to July 3, 2020

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!

2020 NFB National Convention

July 14, 2020 to July 18, 2020

Virtual Location

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

2020 NFB BELL Academy In Home Edition Session 3

July 27, 2020 to August 7, 2020

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!

2020 NFBSD State Convention

October 23, 2020 to October 24, 2020

Rushmore Inn and Suites
445 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

The NFBSD State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. 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

2020 State Convention Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2020 National Federation of the Blind of South Dakota is now open! Please visit our State Convention page to download the registration form either as a Word document or as a PDF file. Registration is open till October 10.

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 that look like they are coming from President Ken Rollman or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of South Dakota. The emails asking people to contact Ken or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of South Dakota 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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