Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

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Welcome to the NFB of New Mexico

Our vision is to bring about security, equality, and opportunity for all blind New Mexicans. Come join us! The blind of New Mexico are going places!

Our Mission:

Photo: Business man using a cane to travel.

Our mission is to empower the blind and visually-impaired people of New Mexico to achieve their highest potential.

We believe that with proper training and encouragement, a blind person can be gainfully employed in the career of their choice, raise a family, participate in community clubs and other organizations, and in all ways enjoy life to the fullest. We accomplish our mission by:
  • Educating the public about blindness and the abilities of blind people.
  • Providing support and resources to blind individuals and their families.
  • Advocating on behalf of blind individuals in a variety of areas, including special education, vocational rehabilitation, independent living, and assistive technology.
  • Providing assistance to parents to obtain appropriate special education services and instruction for blind children, including instruction in Braille.
  • Advocating with local and state government to promote the rights of blind people.
  • Advocating on behalf of blind seniors who are losing vision due to conditions such as macular degeneration.
  • Addressing issues of concern to persons who are blind or visually impaired who have conditions such as Retinopathy of prematurity, septo-optic dysplasia, Cortical visual Impairment, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Bringing blind people together to work toward a common purpose.
  • Collaborating with other organizations to achieve our common goals.

National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
2017 Convention
Serving as a Vehicle of Collective Action
for the Blind to Live the Lives They Want

  • Dates: March 31-April 2 with an open Board meeting during the evening of March 30
  • Place: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel, 2600 Louisiana BLVD NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Be a part of the largest gathering of blind people to be held in New Mexico! Join us as we work together to shape our future.

Right click on this lik to download a document containing the rest of the information about the convention and the convention pre-registration form. The deadline for convention pre-registration is March 3.

If you wish to pre-register for the convention and pay your registration fee online, you can now use our Online Registration Page. We are using PayPal to process convention registration payments. You do not need to have an established PayPal account to pre-register for the convention. If you experience problems with online pre-registration, please email Curtis Chong at curtischong@earthlink.net.

NFB of New Mexico 2017 Scholarship Program Now Underway

Scholarship For Blind Students

The NFB of New Mexico is now accepting applications for its 2017 Student Scholarship program. Applications (which can be submitted by email or conventional mail) must be turned in no later than Monday, February 20, 2017 and must be submitted as a single complete package.

National Federation of the Blind
2017 Scholarship Program

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. The 2017 Scholarship Program of the National Federation of the Blind ends on March 31, 2017.

Click here to read more about our national scholarship program and to apply for one of our high-value national scholarships.

Chapter At Large

We have temporarily suspended the activities of our Chapter At Large, which is intended to provide a Federation chapter for those of our members who either have no chapter in their local area or are unable to attend meetings of a local chapter near them.

President Adelmo Vigil asks anyone who is interested in building the At Large Chapter to contact him, either by telephone or via email. Call 575-921-5422 or send email to avigil74@gmail.com.

Contact Information:

Adelmo Vigil, President
National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
Alamogordo, NM
(575) 921-5422
E-Mail: avigil74@gmail.com

Make a Donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

If you would like to make a charitable donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico, you can donate online through PayPal or contact our treasurer, Curtis Chong, at 505-508-1978.

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Live The Life You Want:

The National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico 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. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.