The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children welcomes parents, relatives, educators, blind adults, and others interested in promoting opportunities for blind children. Local parent support groups are also invited to affiliate with the NOPBC. Although membership is open to non-parents, parents of blind children manage the priorities of NOPBC. We look forward to your participation.
Early literacy and high expectations for our children are best achieved when supported by the triad of home, community, and educator.
Benefits & How to Join
Becoming a member gives you access to a community that is life-changing. To join, please complete the membership form below. However, please connect with your local NOPBC as well.
Please note that we are changing our membership year. All current NOPBC memberships, both regular and Twig, run through June 30, 2021, regardless of when the annual dues were paid.
The Twig Membership
Alexander Pope wrote, “As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined.” These words are the inspiration behind the title of the “Twig Award,” which we bestow to honor those whose work has influenced the direction in which our children grow.
The Board of the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC), a proud division of the National Federation of the Blind, has established a new membership tier: Twig membership. This new membership tier is named after our “Twig Award.”
NOPBC Twig membership fee is $15. Benefits of Twig membership include:
- Monthly NOPBC E-Newsletter – this is the inaugural issue of our new monthly newsletter.
- Free Freedom Scientific Software – Freedom Scientific will provide each NOPBC Twig member a free annual home license for JAWS, Fusion, or Zoomtext. This free license (worth $80-160, depending on software chosen) is exclusive to NOPBC Twig members. You will receive a link for access to the software shortly after your Twig membership is verified.
- Please note that the free software license is only available to individuals in the United States.
- Early Access to NOPBC Resources – NOPBC Twig members will receive announcements and new resources before they are released to the general public.
We are moving to a calendar year membership, so all new memberships will be in force through December 31, 2022. That's right, if you join now, you'll get more than 12 months of NOPBC membership for the Twig membership fee of $15.