New Jersey Association of Blind Technology Users (NJABTU)

The purpose of this organization shall be:

For all Blind Members to have the opportunity for tools of technology; To support the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey in its various activities. To operate as a mechanism through which blind technology professionals and technology users can come together to plan and carry out programs of collective action relative to the use of technologies by the blind; to achieve the integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality with the sighted; and to take any other action which will improve the overall condition and standard of living of the blind.

In March 2017, the New Jersey Association of Blind Technology Users (NJABTU) began hosting quarterly national conference calls. To learn more about the topics covered and how to listen to the archived calls, please visit www.nfbnj.org/technology-seminars.

The NJABTU meets monthly via conference call. For a schedule of monthly calls and times, please contact President Jane degenshein by phone at 973-736-5785 or by email at jdegen16@comcast.net.

The call in information for all calls conducted by NJABTU (both regular meetings and the national technology seminar calls) is:
Call in number: 515-604-9570
Access Code: 612068

The members of NJABTU share their knowledge with others to expand opportunities to use the devices offered to them to raise their expectations to gain information through technology.

For a listing of technology resources, please view the NFB’s Technology Resource List at www.nfb.org/technology-resource-list.

On November 9, 2017, the NJABTU will be hosting a seminar during the 2017 NFBNJ State Convention. Presentations and demos will be featured from 2 to 4:30 pm, then hands-on breakout sessions from 4:30 to 6 pm.

The NJABTU is offering to all conventioneers the opportunity to visit the vendors in the exhibit room. Highlights are low to high tech, library updates, tactile graphic products, and much more! The vendor room will be open on November 9th from 4pm to 9pm and November 10th from 8am to 1pm.

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

November 9-12, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Access Link accessible

2018 NFB Washington Seminar

January 29 to February 1, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind general account, our general scholarship account, the Joe/Rose Ruffalo Memorial Scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you wish the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don't have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation to NFBNJ via PayPal, please visit our PayPal Donations page.

White Cane Awareness Day: teach the world about what the white cane means to blind people

White canes help blind people live the lives we want. The white cane does more than tell the sighted that we’re blind; it is a tool for freedom and self-determination because it allows blind people to come and go on our own. Since we can travel safely and independently, we can contribute in the workplace, in our communities, and in society. Celebrate White Cane Awareness Day on October 15 by giving the gift of independence. To learn more, please visit www.nfb.org/white-cane-awareness-day. If you wish to make a donation during White Cane Day, please visit www.nfb.org/donate2017.