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

Mark Riccobono hands the Bolotin award to Libra Robinson

Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

Nominate an individual or organization who works to dismantle barriers and shift the negative perception of blind people to raise expectations.


2019 Scholarship winners Matt Ater and Rachel Buchanan pose with sponsors Miguel Abdo of Vispero and Alicia Ucciferri.

Scholarship Program

We award over $250k to blind scholars to recognize their academic achievements, community involvement, and leadership aspirations.

Michelle Chacon smiles with the Blind Educator of the Year award

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.

Theresa Postello is handed the Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award

Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award

Honor a teacher who provides exemplary education, experiences, and opportunities for their blind students.