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The NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND 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 have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
Our President, Cheryl Echevarria, is the host of the Echevarria Travel Talk Radio Show, which airs the 1st Wednesday of every month from 7:45 - 9pm Eastern Time.
Listen in live, and of course call in and speak to Cheryl and her guests.
Our Live Talk Line is opened from 8-9pm Eastern time and the number is 1-888-572-0141
The Echevarria Travel Show is on the WTOE Network, which is run by the Northeast Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey.
History and information about us
The NFB Travel & Tourism Division, a proud division of the National Federation of the Blind (www.nfb.org) This division was started in 2002 and we just celebrated our 12th year at the 74th Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind, which was held at the Rosen Center in Orlando, FL.
If you were not able to attend my husband Nelson, who is sighted took videos of our meeting and is posting on our National Convention Page.
We are not just about leisure travel. Our division wants to achieve equality, opportunity and security for the blind in all things in travel realm.
We work with people seeking to work the travel industry; as either travel agents, or to work with such suppliers as a hotel, resort, cruise line, tour operators, or being an entrepreneur.
That means education. The travel industry whether you just travel, advocate, or work in it, is over a multi-trillion dollar industry and there is a lot of opportunities for the blind.
We have an e-mail list on the www.nfbnet.org and the signup for that is:
Each month we have a monthly division teleconference call for all members and non-members who want to learn more, so please register for our talk list it is free to do so.
Announcements of these calls will be on the e-mail list, and the number and information will always be the information below.
So join us by calling (805) 360-1000 and the access code is 871517# The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind Travel & Tourism Division is to aid the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND. It is to serve as a vehicle for collective action by the blind of the nation. This division functions as a mechanism through which all interested blind and sighted persons can come together to plan and execute programs that improve the quality of life and travel for the blind. We promote vocational, cultural and social advancement of the blind; to achieve integration of the blind into society on the basis of equality with the sighted; to focus attention upon accessibility and problems facing blind travelers, to educate blind people interested in the travel and tourism industry; and to take any other action necessary to improve the overall condition and standard of living of the blind.
Cheryl Echevarria, President
National Federation of the Blind's Travel and Tourism Division
A proud division of the
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
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