National Center for Blind Youth in Science

The National Center for Blind Youth in Science equips teachers, parents, and blind youth themselves with the tools and knowledge they need to provide greater opportunities in science to blind youth across the nation.

Too often being blind means we are ignored at school because our teachers think we are not capable of science, math, engineering, or technology. I know I can do it and YouthSlam gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with it. — YouthSlam Participant

At the National Center for Blind Youth in Science, we aim to:

  • Provide resources and information about how blind youth can best learn and understand scientific and mathematical concepts
  • Promote opportunities for blind youth in science through demonstration projects, partnerships, and education
  • Provide technical support to projects working to improve materials and instruction for blind youth in science and math
  • Provide a national mentoring program 
  • Centralize research previously completed in this area and coordinate ongoing research efforts

Partnerships with the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other leading organizations help us continue to provide the highest quality resources and programs.

NFB EQ for Teachers: A Nonvisual & Accessible Engineering Curriculum

NFB EQ for Teachers is a free, online curriculum and collection of resources for educators who want to teach NFB EQ, the National Federation of the Blind’s week-long engineering program designed for blind and low-vision youth.

NFB EQ for Parents: A STEM Learning Toolkit for Parents of Blind Children

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are often seen as incredibly difficult or impossible for blind people to participate in, let alone make a career out of. NFB EQ for Parents was designed to support parents of blind children in guiding their children's successes in STEM and much more. 


The National Federation of the Blind works to improve opportunities for blind students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). NFB STEM2U, brings nonvisual accessible STEM lessons and activities to blind youth. Students of varying ages across the country will learn fundamental nonvisual tools and techniques they can use to pursue further education and careers in STEM.

Learn more about STEM2U.

More Information

For more information, please visit or contact us at 410-659-9314, extension 2418 or [email protected].