Illinois Independent

The Illinois Independent is the official Newsletter of the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois. For more information or to submit an article contact Editor Deborah Kent Stein at To read current and previous issues of the publication, please visit

BELL Academy

We would like to thank all for making our Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning (BELL) Academies in Chicago and Springfield so successful. To learn more about the NFB of Illinois BELL Academy programs, please contact Amy Lund, our state BELL coordinator, at or by phone at 2178165060. To read the newsletters of completed BELL Academies performed in Chicago and Springfield, please visit