NFB BELL® Academy In-Home Edition Registration

While we are living in unprecedented times, we know that the National Federation of the Blind has and will continue to meet the challenge of the times with hope, love, and determination. One of the commitments we made early in this COVID-19 pandemic was to provide resources for blind children and their families and supporting the teaching of critical nonvisual techniques and Braille literacy at home. We want to make sure that students, parents, and volunteers have the best NFB BELL Academy experience possible. We are condensing our academies into three nationally taught and coordinated sessions with support from NFB affiliates. This summer two-week-long sessions of NFB BELL Academy will take place at 11:00 a.m. EDT and at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Each session will last for 45 minutes during the following dates:

  • June 1, 2020 through June 12, 2020—This session has reached its capacity and is now full. 
  • June 22, 2020 through July 3, 2020
  • July 27, 2020 through August 7, 2020

Please note the 11:00 a.m. session taking place June 22, 2020 through July 3, 2020 will be bilingual. This session will be conducted in English and in Spanish.

Each registered student will receive the materials to complete all lessons alongside their parent/guardian via mail. Each day during the two-week session, there will be two opportunities to connect via web or phone with an experienced teacher. This gives students and families the opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other.

Complete the registration form below to sign up for one of our NFB BELL Academy sessions (spaces are limited). The cost of this program is free to participating families; however, if you wish to support our efforts in providing Braille literacy please visit https://www.nfb.org/donate

Please Note: Users of accessible mobile devices may have difficulty completing this form on a mobile device. We are working with the mobile device manufacturers to resolve this problem.

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Other Information

NFB BELL Academy pursues grant funding to support the programs, and some of these grantors ask us to describe the racial/ethnic/socioeconomic backgrounds of our students. In order to improve our program delivery and to respond to these requests, we ask you to answer the following three questions:

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Upon submitting this form your responses will be saved, and you will receive an email copy of your responses. For additional questions or concerns please contact us at BELL@nfb.org or by phone at 410-659-9314, extension 2418.

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