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The National Federation of the Blind of Kentucky

Technology Assistance Division

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Technology Assistance Division.

This page is devoted to answering some of the questions that may not be covered, or easily identified within the other pages on this site.

Feel free to browse our Q&A's. If you have any questions, it will be our pleasure to answer them.

Questions

  1. Is there a cost for my membership in the Technology Assistance Division?
  2. What do I get for my membership in the Technology Assistance Division?
  3. When are my membership dues payable?
  4. Does my membership in NFBKY TAD establish membership in the National Federation of the Blind Kentucky affiliate?
  5. Isn't the Technology Assistance Division just a social organization?
  6. Do I have to be visually impaired to establish a membership with the Technology Assistance Division?
  7. What is the term for members serving on the Technology Assistance Board of Directors?
  8. How many elected positions are there on the Technology Assistance Board?

Answers

  1. The cost for membership in the Technology Assistance Division of the National Federation of the Blind, Kentucky affiliate is $5 per year for each membership.
  2. Dues may be paid at the National Federation of the Blind Annual State Convention, or may be paid at any time, excluding the window between June 1 and prior to the forthcoming NFB KY State Convention.
  3. Members who are current by paying dues during the prior year as specified will have the right to vote, hold office, serve on committees, and speak on the floor (or by other electronic means) during the current NFB Annual State convention. Please note that membership dues are never pro-rated
  4. Yes. Membership in this organization establishes membership in both the National Federation of the Blind of Kentucky and in the National Federation of the Blind.
  5. The Technology Assistance Division shall not merely be a social organization, but shall formulate programs and actively work to promote the sharing of technology related information for the blind.
  6. Whereas a good faith effort is made to maintain a membership of blind members, it is not manditory for all members to be blind in the Technology Assistance Division. We are an inclusive organization.
  7. The terms for all board members is one year. The Technology Assistance Division holds annual elections which take place at the National Federation of the Blind Annual State Convention.
  8. There are six board positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Manager and Board member.

The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information that exists. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a physical nuisance.

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