2024 NFB BELL® Academy

Join the NFB of Wisconsin for our residential NFB BELL® Academy for children ages 6 through 14, August 4-9, 2024 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

In addition to Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children will learn vital independent living skills, interact with blind adult mentors, and enjoy field trips to sites related to the NFB BELL® Academy curriculum.

All meals will be provided. Transportation is not provided.


We ask families to please drop off their student at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4 and pick them up at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9.


Registration costs $25 per student

NFB BELL® Academy Registration  Registro de la NFB BELL® Academy


University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
2100 Main Street
Stevens Point, 54481

Program Contacts

Debi Meng
President, Wisconsin Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 608-558-1589
Email: debi_meng@yahoo.com

Lynzie Ashley
Phone: 715-660-0952
Email: lynzie.ashley6998@gmail.com

What is NFB BELL® Academy?

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL®) Academy is a nationwide summer program that prepares blind and low-vision children to grow into confident and independent blind people who live the lives they want. NFB BELL® Academy provides children with Braille and nonvisual skills instruction through fun, hands-on learning activities.

Please note that the NFB BELL® Academy is an in-person program. The in-home virtual edition program is no longer available as of 2023. We are planning other ways to connect families virtually and hope to bring new and exciting virtual options to enhance our programming in the future.