National Federation of the Blind Website Link
With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation’s blind. In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.
The NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters.
For over sixty years, the National Federation of the Blind has been the leading source for helping blind and visually impaired people find the resources, support, and hope they need to lead productive and fulfilling lives. In the following pages, you will find countless resources providing not only information concerning vision loss, but also information that reflects high-expectations, promotes self-confidence, and provides inspiration for blind and visually impaired people and their loved ones.
Up-to-date information addressing the evolving needs of blind and visually impaired diabetics.
Take the mystery out of hiring a blind or visually impaired employee. Find answers to the most common questions regarding laws, employee expectations, and more.
*Parents and Teachers
Find resources to help children thrive at home, at school, and in your community! Explore specific strategies to effectively work with blind and visually impaired students in your class.
Discover how you can manage your vision loss and maintain your independence. Hear about how other blind or visually impaired seniors garden, knit, cook, and live their lives to the fullest!
Read about how you can better serve your blind or visually impaired clients and how you can help get them on the road to success.
Find out how other students compete and succeed in the classroom. Learn about the largest blind and visually impaired student network that offers information about scholarships, technology, campus involvement, and much more!
*Those Losing Vision
Initially, dealing with vision loss can feel overwhelming. We encourage you to learn more about the techniques that blind and visually impaired people employ to find work, care for their families, and engage in recreational activities. You don’t have to manage blindness and poor vision on your own, the NFB is here to help!
Veterans and Wounded Warriors
NFB-LINK provides mentoring relationships for individuals who would like resources and guidance on a variety of blindness topics. The easy-to-use online system will match you with a knowledgeable, experienced mentor who can answer your questions and refer you to additional resources.