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Houston, Texas – The National Federation of the Blind of Texas, an affiliate of the transformative membership organization of blind Americans, is pleased to welcome the annual National Federation of the Blind National Convention. The event will take place July 1-6, 2023. This convention will be the largest gathering of blind people anywhere in the world this year.
Norma Crosby, President of the National Federation of the Blind of Texas and treasurer of the national organization, expressed her excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome the blind of the nation to Houston for what promises to be the best convention ever. This event will highlight one of the most dynamic cities in the country as well as the unique character and culture of the Lone Star State. More importantly, it will provide an opportunity for thousands of blind individuals, as well as our families, friends, and allies, to come together. We promise an unforgettable experience that will inspire and empower blind people of all ages to live the lives they want.”
The convention will feature a variety of activities including a career fair; a Braille book fair and other activities for blind children and youth; exhibits featuring new technology and services to enhance the lives of blind people; the presentation of scholarships and other awards; updates on the advocacy efforts and programs of the National Federation of the Blind; and much more. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with other blind individuals, as well as learn about the latest advances in technology, education, training, employment, and policies affecting the blind and low-vision community.
The Hilton Americas-Houston will serve as the headquarters hotel for the convention. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Houston and is easily accessible by public transportation, allowing local residents and media to come and experience the convention while providing all attendees access to Houston’s vibrant business district.
For more information about the 2023 National Federation of the Blind convention, including online registration and hotel reservations, please visit www.nfb.org/convention.
Members of the media wishing to attend all or part of the convention are asked to complete the media credential application.
About the National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), headquartered in Baltimore, defends the rights of blind people of all ages and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more. Founded in 1940, the NFB is the transformative membership and advocacy organization of blind Americans with affiliates, chapters, and divisions in the fifty states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. We believe in the hopes and dreams of blind people and work together to transform them into reality. Learn more about our many programs and initiatives at nfb.org.