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The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.



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Photo with Kevin Pirnie, Anil Lewis, Pat Mauer, Mark Mauer, Pam Allan, and Mark Riccobono in the president's office at the Jernigan InstituteThe National Federation of the Blind (NFB), headquartered in Baltimore, is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. Founded in 1940, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in the fifty states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.


Young girl with her first white caneThe NFB defends the rights of blind people of all ages and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more.


We believe in the hopes and dreams of blind people and work together to transform them into reality.





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