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Meet the Blind Month

The National Federation of the Blind celebrates Meet the Blind Month every October. Throughout the month, we conduct activities that bring sighted people and blind people together, and we spread the message that we are vital, contributing members of society.

White Cane Awareness Day

The white cane allows us to move freely and safely from place to place, whether it's at work, at school, or around our neighborhoods. On White Cane Awareness Day, which is October 15, we conduct activities like white cane walks, film screenings, and social events. 

National Convention

The largest gathering of blind people in the world, our convention is the place for training, support, and inspiration for the blind community. Check out preliminary details for the 2019 National Convention and highlights from 2018.

Upcoming National Events

Upcoming State Conventions

Helpful Resources

Top Stories

Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act Signed into Law

On October 10, 2018, President Trump signed the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act into law. Read about the history and importance of the treaty in this blog post from Scott LaBarre.

A Federationist and an Ironman

With the support of our community, we can truly live the lives we want. Learn more in this blog post about how one member gained the confidence to train for triathlons.

A Blind Entrepreneur Breaks through Barriers Everywhere He Builds

The October issue of the Braille Monitor features this convention speech by entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky, the only blind person to serve as a law clerk for the US Supreme Court.

Orioles Wear Braille Play-By-Play

In this bonus podcast episode, we talk with Jim Hunter, play-by-play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles, about the team's decision to wear jerseys with Braille lettering.

President Riccobono's First Pitch

Special thanks to the Baltimore Orioles, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, and Jim Hunter.

Rice Krispies Treats: Love Is More Accessible with Braille Stickers

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