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A young blind boy and his mother read a Braille/print book with tactile graphics.NFB BELL Academy (Ages 4-12)

Braille Pals (Ages 0-7)

Braille Slate Pals

Early Explorers (Ages 0-7)

Free White Cane Program

Free Slate (and Stylus) Program

NFB-NEWSLINE®: An essential part of learning is having access to current news and information. NFB-NEWSLINE®  is now making it possible for blind individuals to gain access to the information in newspapers at the same time as their sighted colleagues, friends, and family members. This service brings the wealth of information primarily found in newspapers to blind people through the telephone, making access easy.

Scholarships: Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the fall of the year of application, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time.

STEM Programs:


The BEE: Early Literacy and Movement for Young Blind Children Newsletter (Age range 0-7)

A Science Academy student explores a space shuttle model.National Center for Blind Youth in Science Web Portal: This site is a clearinghouse of information and resources regarding blind youth and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers. Users may find information about how to adapt science lessons, where to find accessible math programs, and what nonvisual techniques are most effective in the STEM areas. Users may also read biographies of successful blind scientists and hear interviews as these professionals discuss the challenges that they have faced and give advice to the next generation of blind explorers.

National Association of Blind Students (NABS): For over 30 years this national organization of blind students has provided support, information, and encouragement to blind college and university students. NABS leads the way in offering resources in issues such as national testing, accessible textbooks and materials, overcoming negative attitudes about blindness from school personnel, developing new techniques for accomplishing laboratory or field assignments, and many other college experiences. Join the NABS mailing list.

International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind (IBTC): A comprehensive evaluation, demonstration, and training center, complete with over $2.5 million worth of nearly all of the tactile and speech output technology now available to the blind, the IBTC serves as a rich resource for vendor-free advice on all aspects of access technology.


Braille Monitor: The leading publication of the National Federation of the Blind, this monthly magazine covers events, activities, and issues related to the blindness field.

The Student Slate: The voice of organized blind students in America can be heard through this newsletter published by the National Association of Blind Students.

Future Reflections: This quarterly magazine (published by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children) offers parents and teachers of blind children a multitude of resources and information based on the positive NFB philosophy.

Kernel Books: A series of booklets made up of inspirational stories written by blind people about themselves.

Straightforward Answers About Blindness: This document, based on our previous publication If Blindness Comes, provides simple, straightforward answers to your questions about blindness and the NFB.