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.

Legislative Priorities & Fact Sheets

Purple insulin pump attached to a belt on a hip of a person

Medical Device Nonvisual Accessibility

End unequal access to medical devices. Inaccessible digital interfaces prevent blind individuals from independently and safely operating medical devices that are essential to their daily healthcare needs.   

Blind man at computer desk with braille display in front of keyboard

Websites & Applications Accessibility

End website and mobile application inaccessibility. Websites are required by law to be accessible, but without implementing regulations, most businesses and retailers have little understanding of what accessible means.

Blind student reads on a braille display

Access Technology Affordability

Improve affordability of critically needed access technology necessary for employment and independent living. The cost of critically needed access technology is out of reach for most blind Americans.

Blind instructor shows blind students ways to use a white cane down a school hallway

Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment

Remove artificial barriers to employment opportunities. Promote competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.