Skip to Content

BELL Program- Braille Enrichment For Literacy & Learning - Summer 2020

Error message

Deprecated function: The each() function is deprecated. This message will be suppressed on further calls in _menu_load_objects() (line 579 of /home/hawaii/public_html/includes/

The NFB 2020 Summer Bell Academy Is Going Home!

While we are living in unprecedented times, we know that the National Federation of the Blind has and will continue to meet the challenge of the times with hope, love, and determination. One of the commitments we made early in this COVID-19 pandemic was to provide resources for blind children and their families and supporting the teaching of critical nonvisual techniques and Braille literacy at home.

Many of us have expressed concern over our NFB BELL® Academies and what we will do to support our blind youth in a safe way. The NFB is condensing our academies into three nationally taught and coordinated virtual sessions with support from NFB affiliates.

A great deal of planning has gone into the Academy in Hawaii, and we want to make sure that students, parents, and volunteers have the best and safest NFB BELL® experience possible.


Save the Date: NFB BELL In Home Edition

This summer we will be running three, two-week-long sessions of NFB BELL® Academy:

  • June 1, 2020, through June 12, 2020
  • June 22, 2020, through July 3, 2020
  • July 27, 2020, through August 7, 2020

We will be selecting approximately 18 lessons from the NFB BELL® Academy curriculum and creating videos to show families how to do each lesson. Each registered student will receive the materials to complete all the lessons via mail.

Each day during the two-week session, there will be two opportunities to connect via web or phone with an experienced teacher. This gives students and families the opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other.

Each family only needs to choose one of the 2-week periods for their child.

More details on registration and specifics coming soon.


For More Information About the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii's BELL Program Please Contact Us


Back to top