Speeches and Reports

The National Federation of the Blind has a rich history that can be discerned from our landmark speeches, annual resolutions, and official reports.

President Mark A. Riccobono delivering a speech during the 2018 National Convention.

Banquet Speeches

Delivered annually by our president at the national convention, the banquet speech often delves into groundbreaking philosophical thought and results in a rousing standing ovation. You can read and listen to past banquet speeches online.

Presidential Reports

Delivered annually by our president at the national convention, presidential reports serve as official historical records of our efforts and accomplishments every year. Presidential reports since 1987 are available online.

Resolutions

The official policies of the National Federation of the Blind are established every year with annual resolutions adopted at the national convention.

Presidential Releases

Delivered monthly by our president via audio recording, presidential releases highlight current events and can serve as a call to action for grassroots activity. Previously disseminated via cassette tape, they are now available online.

For more information, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an email to jtblibrary@nfb.org.