“From our education programs to our employment initiatives and accessibility efforts and beyond, we are demonstrating that blindness is not the barrier that blind people face, and by connecting members of our organization, we help to break down the true artificial barriers in society.”
– Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind
232 blind and low-vision students in NFB BELL® Academy In-Home Edition from fifty states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico
“The Teachers of Tomorrow cohort program has been such an enriching program, allowing us access to experienced professionals and individuals in the field. The sessions left us always with so much information, ideas and thoughts and enlightened us about all the different support groups and services we can connect through by joining the NFB.” – Teacher of blind students
22 teachers of blind students in Teachers of Tomorrow
564 children and families in Braille Reading Pals
898 winter celebration and Santa letters sent to young blind children
615 participants in Early Explorers
When I think of inclusion, I automatically think of NFB! Offering winter celebration letters in addition to letters from Santa is yet another example of how NFB honors and celebrates diversity! My students hale from all over Chicagoland and come from a variety of cultures. The winter celebration letters will warm hearts and put smiles on faces as students eagerly practice reading Braille. Thank you, NFB!” – Paula
NFB-NEWSLINE® – a free audio service for people with disabilities*
- A distinct log in to NFB-NEWSLINE every 17.6 seconds
- Updated weather, job postings, tv listings, and more every day
*NFB-NEWSLINE can be accessed with Braille devices for blind and deafblind people.
126,823 subscribers served by telephone, mobile access points, and internet
Free White Cane Program
5,321 people received free white canes
“My Federation family is always there when I call: they are people who encourage me out of my comfort zone, advise me when I become confused, and support me in times of disappointment and celebration. I’ve grown as a leader, advocate, and traveler, but more importantly I’ve gained a support system that pushes me just as hard as I push myself.” – NFB Member
6,061 registered participants for National Convention
You can discover more about the programs highlighted here and more of our important initiatives at https://nfb.org. We are a membership organization innovating all the time so that blind and low vision people can live the lives they want.
ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
The National Federation of the Blind meets the most rigorous standards for charity accountability and transparency.
2021 Fundraising and Management & General as a percent of Total Public Support. To read our 2021 annual report, visit https://nfb.org/annual-report.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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.
You can make a credit card contribution online at https://nfb.org/donate.
GIVE BY PHONE
Call 410-659-9314, extension 2282.
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 at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.
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.