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National Federation of the Blind

Founded in 1940, the NFB is the largest organization of the blind in America. The Federation is dedicated to the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. To accomplish this goal, the NFB works toward ending legal, economic, and social discrimination; educates the public to new concepts concerning blindness; and assists blind people in the achievement of their full potential.

The Federation operates the National Center for the Blind, the National Research and Training Institute for the Blind, and the International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind, all located in Baltimore. The NFB also publishes the Braille Monitor, a publication which covers the news and issues important to the blind. The NFB sponsors programs in the areas of education, literacy, jobs, technology, and concerns of the elderly blind. Chapters in every state meet monthly. An annual National Convention takes place in a different city each year.

To contact the NFB, call (410) 659-9314 or write to:

National Center for the Blind
1800 Johnson St.
Baltimore, MD 21230


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