Advocacy

The National Federation of the Blind is continuously working toward securing full integration, equality, independence, acceptance, and respect for all blind Americans. 

A crowd of NFB members gathers outside near the capitol dome in Washington, DC.Our advocacy work has centered on issues related to education, employment, transportation, voting, and civil rights, and is directed by the resolutions that are passed every year during our national convention. As the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, we are able to provide expert advice in these areas to blind people, their families, agencies for the blind, corporations, and the government. 

Legislative Agenda

The 2019 Legislative Agenda of Blind Americans addresses the Access Technology Affordability Act, the Greater Accessibility and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology Act, the Disability Employment Act, and the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act.

Washington Seminar

At our Washington Seminar, members of the NFB convene to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans.

Advocacy Resources

The NFB provides several federal, state, and self-advocacy resources.

Policy Statements

We frequently release comments, sign ons, letters, and policy statements regarding a variety of issues that affect blind Americans.