National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD


About National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is a national, voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and support to individuals who are blind, their families, and professionals; ensuring complete integration of the blind into society; and acting as a vehicle for collective self-expression of the blind. Established in 1940, the organization, which has over 50,000 members, has more than 700 affiliates throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The federation engages in family advocacy; provides a talking newspaper using a touch-tone telephone; oversees America’s Jobline with the Department of Labor; offers referrals and scholarships; and assists in the development and evaluation of technology for blind individuals. The federation provides support referrals and a variety of aids and devices for blind and visually impaired individuals. It promotes and supports research.