Welcome to the Movement
We are the transformative membership and advocacy organization of blind people in the United States.
You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams.
Scholarship and Awards
Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards
Nominee an individual or organization who works to dismantle barriers and shift the negative perception of blind people to raise expectations.
We award over $250k to blind scholars to recognize their academic achievements, community involvement, and leadership aspirations.
Blind Educator of the Year Award
Recognize a blind educator who strives to guide, uplift, and advocate for their blind students and the needs of blind people.
Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award
Honor a teacher who provides exemplary education, experiences, and opportunities for their blind students.