Independence Market

The National Federation of the Blind's Independence Market is an extensive store that offers hundreds of products and literature created by and for the blind community.

The Independence Market central area showing long white canes and shelves of products.Located at our national headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, the Independence Market is a helpful resource for anyone who is blind or is experiencing vision loss.

We carry many products, including:

  • Long white canes
  • Talking watches and clocks
  • Print and Braille writing aids
  • Magnifiers
  • Medical devices
  • Household and kitchen tools
  • NFB literature and multimedia

To request our full catalog in print or Braille, please email [email protected], specifying the format you wish to receive and your complete mailing address.

Catalog

The 2021 Independence Market catalog is now available via Word: 2021 Independence Market Catalog

Online ordering returning soon!

Product of the Month Sale - May

Standard Click Rule

This efficient tactile extension measuring tool is a favorite with blind carpenters. It measures items with an accuracy to within 1/16 of an inch. The base unit, which measures up to 12 inches, consists of four major parts: 1/2-inch aluminum tube, sliding threaded rod, locking screw, and two 1/4-inch thick metal stops. The sliding threaded rod, which measures up to 6 inches, is marked with raised lines in 1/2-inch intervals on the top and 1/16-inch intervals on the side. Each 1/16 inch movement of the rod also makes a clicking sound. The addition of multiple 12-inch extensions allows for the measurement of longer spans.

  • Click Rule with three 12-inch extensions: You can measure up to 48 inches with this tool. AID01R: $95.00
  • 12-inch Extension for Standard Click Rule AID01A $12.00

Metric Click Rule - AID01M $120.00

This efficient tactile extension measuring tool is available in a metric version as well, making it a great tool for STEM subjects. The metric click rule measures items with accuracy to within 1 millimeter. The base unit, which measures up to 20 centimeters, consists of four major parts: 1/2-inch aluminum tube, sliding threaded rod, locking screw, and two 1/4-inch-thick metal stops. The sliding threaded rod, which measures up to 10 centimeters, is marked with raised lines in 1-centimeter intervals on the top and 1-millimeter intervals on the side. The addition of multiple 20-centimeter extensions allows for the measurement of longer spans. Four 20-centi- meter extensions are included, allowing for measurements up to 1 meter.

SALE AND CLOSE-OUT ITEMS (Supplies are limited)

The following are highly discounted items available. Supplies are limited

  • Nine Men’s Morris (Strategy board game for two players; includes print &Braille directions): ITEM #: AIG74N for $10.00
  • Stereo Earbuds with Volume Control National Center for the Blind, ITEM #: AIA47H for $5.00
  • Stoneware Mug (with NFB intactile Braille), ITEM #: LSMXX1N for 5.00
  • Playing Card Holders (Set of Four), ITEM#: AIG25P for $4.00

How to Shop

Shop by Email or Phone

Our staff is available to assist you by email or phone. We answer phone calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Please email us at [email protected] or call 410-659-9314, extension 2216.

Shop in Person

If you will be visiting the National Federation of the Blind's national headquarters, and would like to shop in person, please call in advance to schedule an appointment. Our address is 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Please come up to the fourth floor and let the receptionist know that you have an appointment to visit the Independence Market.

More Information

For more information about the Independence Market, please email us at[email protected]or call 410-659-9314, extension 2216.