The Sounding Board

The Sounding Board is the publication of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey. It is published twice a year. The publication is filled with educational, motivational and thought-provoking stories from our members and others in the blindness field. Through The Sounding Board, we strive to provide a source of hope, inspiration, pride and camaraderie through the personal stories in our publication. We encourage our readers to share The Sounding Board with family members, teachers, professionals, neighbors, friends and any other interested parties. We estimate our circulation to be in the thousands, as readers from across the country regularly report that The Sounding Board influences their lives. The publication is available via email and Newsline, and can also be downloaded in its entirety from this website.

Please submit articles to Annemarie Cooke, Editor, via our contact form no later than October 15, 2022. Please note that the editorial team will determine whether the article will be printed, and reserves the right to edit all articles for space and/or clarity considerations.

To receive a copy of The Sounding Board via email, please send your contact information to Ellen Sullivan via our contact form and she will add you to the NFBNJ email listserv. In addition to receiving The Sounding Board, you will receive a wide variety of information sent from the state affiliate (such as announcements regarding our state convention), and materials sent from the national office of the National Federation of the Blind located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Contact Information

Linda Melendez, President
PO Box 185
Keyport, NJ 07735
Phone: 908-590-1747

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Annemarie Cooke, Treasurer
7 Mayfair Road
Southampton, NJ 08088

Coming Soon

2023 NFB National Convention

July 1 through 6, 2023
The Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

2023 NFBNJ BELL Academy

July 31 through August 11, 2023
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
Raritan Bay Area YMCA
357 New Brunswick Ave.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

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To make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey via credit/debit card or with a personal PayPal account, please visit our Online Donations page.  

Fundraising Opportunities

2023 NFBNJ Calendar Fundraiser

Now through July 6, 2023
Select a calendar date for a chance to win $500! The drawing will take place during the banquet at the 2023 NFB National Convention in Houston!

2023 NFBNJ Pennies from Heaven Fundraiser

March 1 through May 31, 2023
Help raise funds for the 2023 NFBNJ BELL Academy!