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Featured Programs

NFB BELL Academy

The nationwide NFB BELL Academy provides children with Braille and nonvisual skills instruction through fun, hands-on learning activities.

Orioles Wear Braille

On September 18, the Baltimore Orioles became the first American professional sports team to wear jerseys with Braille letters. You can bid on the autographed and authenticated jerseys September 18-25, with all proceeds benefiting the National Federation of the Blind.

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.

Bolotin Awards

The annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honor individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people.

Upcoming National Events

Upcoming State Conventions

Helpful Resources

Top Stories

President Riccobono's First Pitch

The National Federation of the Blind and the Baltimore Orioles celebrated our 40th anniversary in Baltimore on September 18. President Riccobono threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game, and players and staff wore official jerseys with their last names in Braille. Fans also received Braille alphabet cards handed out by NFB members.

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

How to Build a Disaster Plan

Just like everyone else, it’s important for blind people to ensure we are prepared in the event of a disaster. Learn more in this blog post about how to build a preparedness plan.

The Right to Parent from a Sighted Daughter's Perspective

The Braille Monitor recently published this speech from our 2018 National Convention which affirms that "children of blind parents can and do live wonderful lives."

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.

From Local to National: NFB Advocacy

There's a place for everyone in advocacy efforts for the blind. Learn more by listening to our latest podcast episode that's all about advocacy and community involvement.

Rice Krispies Treats: Love Is More Accessible with Braille Stickers

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