Information About Vision Loss For...

For over sixty years, the National Federation of the Blind has been the leading source for helping blind and visually impaired people find the resources, support, and hope they need to lead productive and fulfilling lives. In the following pages, you will find countless resources providing not only information concerning vision loss, but also information that reflects high-expectations, promotes self-confidence, and provides inspiration for blind and visually impaired people and their loved ones.

A blind diabetic with his family.
Blind man at work using a computer equipped with screen reader software.
A mother with her blind child.
A mother reading with her blind daughter.
A blind father and son enjoy the day together.
A shop teacher in rehabilitation setting showing his blind students non-visual techniques for wood working.
Blind students use alternative techniques to bake cookies.
A young blind girl works on the computer.

Diabetics

Up-to-date information addressing the evolving needs of blind and visually impaired diabetics.

Employers

Take the mystery out of hiring a blind or visually impaired employee. Find answers to the most common questions regarding laws, employee expectations, and more.

Parents and Teachers 

Find resources to help children thrive at home, at school, and in your community!  Explore specific strategies to effectively work with blind and visually impaired students in your class.

Seniors

Discover how you can manage your vision loss and maintain your independence.  Hear about how other blind or visually impaired seniors garden, knit, cook, and live their lives to the fullest!

Professionals

Read about how you can better serve your blind or visually impaired clients and how you can help get them on the road to success.

Students

Find out how other students compete and succeed in the classroom. Learn about the largest blind and visually impaired student network that offers information about scholarships, technology, campus involvement, and much more!

Those Losing Vision

Initially, dealing with vision loss can feel overwhelming. We encourage you to learn more about the techniques that blind and visually impaired people employ to find work, care for their families, and engage in recreational activities. You don't have to manage blindness and  poor vision on your own, the NFB is here to help!

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Want mentoring on blindness?  NFB-LINK: Linking Individuals to a Network of Knowledge

NFB-LINK provides mentoring relationships for individuals who would like resources and guidance on a variety of blindness topics. The easy-to-use online system will match you with a knowledgeable, experienced mentor who can answer your questions and refer you to additional resources.