National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

NBDC was invited to serve on the steering committee for the 2020 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium.

Sandra Sermons of NBDC will sit on the committee on behalf of NBDC.


Each year, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) hosts the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, a national symposium named for the its founder, who was blind and served as the president of the organization until his death. Jacobus tenBroek was renowned as a constitutional law scholar, a civil rights activist,  a leader in social welfare reform, and a champion for the rights of the disabled to participate on an equal and integrated basis in society.


The Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium provides disability rights attorneys, educators, policy-makers, and other advocates a forum in which to carry forward Dr. tenBroek’s work toward achieving, for all citizens, an opportunity to direct our destiny; live free from discrimination, low expectations, and damaging stereotypes; and fully participate in society.