The NFB BELL Academy provides children with Braille and nonvisual skills instruction through fun, hands-on learning activities. The NFB BELL Academy—which stands for National Federation of the Blind Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning.

This program is sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind, in partnership with the National Federation of the Blind of Utah and the Utah Parents of Blind Children.

Are you the parent, guardian, or teacher of a blind or low vision child who would benefit from additional Braille instruction during the summer? We have a wonderful opportunity for them this summer!

Attend 2022 NFB BELL® Academy In-Home Edition:

Applications Now Open!

Utah will again be hosting the NFB BELL Academy in-home addition this summer, and it’s time to apply!

NFB BELL Academy is appropriate for blind and low-vision children, ages 4-12, who:

* Do not receive enough Braille and nonvisual skills instruction in school
* Could benefit from more Braille exposure over the summer
* Would enjoy connecting with blind role models

The program will take place July 18 through August 5, 2022 using the Zoom web-conferencing platform.

There are options to enroll each student into beginner, intermediate, or advanced skill groups. There will also be a social hour held each day.

Applications are due by June 1, 2022!

Please use the link to apply: 2022 bell-academy-home-edition

If you have any additional questions please email Katie Chevalier at or call/text (435) 237-7178

Katie Chevalier
Director, NFB BELL Academy