2022 Year in Review

“Your support is helping to build the capacity and self-respect of blind people who will ultimately support themselves and their families. Your generosity will be repaid not only with our gratitude, but with our contributions to better workplaces, better communities, and a better society.”

– Mark A. Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind


A young boy in sleepshades checks the Braille he just Brailled on a Perkins Brailler.207 NFB BELL Academy Participants – 117 blind and low-vision students attended in-person across eleven states, 90 blind and low-vision students participated in the in-home edition from twenty-nine states.

“I will never forget the feeling of joy that rushed in me when I began to learn Braille. Before being exposed, my self-confidence was low. I believe the value of Braille goes beyond education and employment. It truly opens the door of independence and productivity. Braille is the key to knowledge.” – John, NFB member from Texas

A student builds a structure for her STEM program with the help of her classmates.22 teachers of blind students in Teachers of Tomorrow
571 children and families in Braille Reading Pals
371 winter celebration and Santa letters sent to young blind children
16 teens and 7 mentors explored STEM careers


NFB-NEWSLINE® – a free audio service for people with disabilities

A senior woman smiles as she listens to NFB-NEWSLINE in a cafe.128,818 subscribers served by telephone, mobile apps, and web, who accessed news and other information for a total of 27,289,236 minutes

“I access NFB-NEWSLINE daily. I love listening to Readers Digest, WebMD Magazine, the Braille Monitor, and my local newspaper. I have found great recipes as well as at-home exercises and ways to stay healthy. NFB-NEWSLINE offers so much information about anything that I ever want to know about. I find it rewarding to be able to share NFB-NEWSLINE with people because I know how much it adds to a person’s life.” – Dorothy, NFB member from Georgia

Free White Cane Program

3,228 people received free white canes


4,000 registered participants had the transformative experience of attending the National Convention in New Orleans, LA.

NFB Center of Employment Opportunity

A blind man smiles while holding his cane in his office.A resource for blind people to compete in the workplace on terms of equality, and tools for employers to recruit, hire, and promote competent blind employees.

4 Where the Blind Work webinars
477 job-seekers and 82 employers attended national career fairs

“The NFB’s Where the Blind Work series is designed to demonstrate the breadth and variety of jobs and careers performed by individuals who are blind or have low vision.” Maurice, NFB Employment Committee member


You can discover more about the programs highlighted here and our other initiatives by calling 410-659-9314 or visiting our homepage at https://nfb.org. We are a membership driven organization innovating all the time so that blind and low-vision people can live the lives they want.


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Pie Chart showing 3% Management & General; 5% Fundraising and 92% Program Services2022 Program Services, Fundraising, and Management and General Expense as a percent of Total Expenses. To read our 2022 annual report, visit https://nfb.org/annual-report.


We could not do this critical work without our many generous supporters. Here are some ways that you can help us continue to help blind people live the lives they want.

Give Online or by Phone

Make a credit card contribution at https://nfb.org/donate or call 410-659-9314, extension 2430.

Contribute by Mail

Checks should be made out to the “National Federation of the Blind” and mailed to the National Federation of the Blind, attention Outreach, at 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

Planned Giving

Including the National Federation of the Blind in your future plans is a thoughtful way to transform dreams into reality and ensure the next generation accelerates beyond the previous. It’s easier than you think. Learn more at https://nfb.org/planned-giving or call 410-659-9314, extension 2422.