The 2021 NOPBC Conference was held virtually July 6-10, 2021, in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind.
Each year, the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) hosts an annual conference within the NFB National Convention, and 2021 was no different. Federation members and friends of all ages gathered to learn and share, reconnect with old friends, and form new friendships. The NOPBC annual conference includes many sessions and workshops on a wide variety of interesting topics.
The NOPBC Annual Conference includes:
We hold concurrent sessions that address the needs of blind and low-vision children at different ages and with additional disabilities.
Youth Track was open all blind and low vision students, children of blind adults, and sighted siblings aged 11-18.
Kid Track offered activities for youth, ages 2-10.
Family Game Night
A great gathering of playing new or family favorite accessible games.
Exhibitor Open House
We learned the latest on technology and other organizational resources.
NOPBC Annual Meeting
Keynote address by the 2021 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children; Kid Panel; Parent Power; Business meeting; Elections, and more.
In addition to the sessions for families and educators of blind children, registration also included access to the National Federation of the Blind, such as the general sessions. Throughout general sessions, we heard how the National Federation of the Blind is helping us tear down the obstacles that separate blind people from our dreams.