Live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back
Welcome to the NFB of Indiana, the state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind, based in Baltimore Maryland. We bring blind people together to share successes, support each other in times of failure and create imaginative solutions. We help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect, provide public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, protection of civil rights, technology development and evaluation, and support blind persons and their families. members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality. We welcome participation from both blind and sighted persons.
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Read Newspapers Once More!
NFB-NEWSLINE® Indiana allows the blind, and those unable to read print, to read over 400 newspapers, magazines and online publications. Seniors can again read newspapers, blind children can research homework and blind professionals can converse with colleagues on relevant topics. No affiliation with any blindness organization is required. Access content via your iPhone or iPad, desktop computer or laptop, NLS player or your touchtone telephone. Anyone who cannot read printed newspapers due to blindness or a physical disability is eligible.
Phone 317-653-5106 or toll-free 855-963-6476
Download The NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile App for Your iPhone or iPad
Indiana Residents Sign Up Today
Several ways to support our efforts
If you find our services to be of use, and you have the means to support our efforts, we hope you will consider making a donation. Select the below link to make a monetary donation with Paypal.
Donate Clothing and Household Items
GreenDrop is pleased to turn your lightly used clothing and household items into funding for these extraordinary initiatives! GreenDrop is a paid professional solicitor selected by the National Federation of the Blind to raise funds through the collection of donated clothing and household items. These items are converted into critical dollars needed to assist the NFB in their mission to support the nation’s visually impaired. For more information visit NFBPickup.org
National Federation of the Blind Vehicle Donation Program
By donating your vehicle to the National Federation of the Blind , you are helping to improve the lives of blind people across the country. Your donation will go toward our work to increase the number of blind children learning Braille, to advocate for blind and other disabled persons to receive a fair working wage, and to ensure a brighter future for all blind Americans.
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Just call toll-free 1-855-659-9314, and a representative can make arrangements to pick up your donation or answer any questions you have. To donate a vehicle to the NFB, have your title number, VIN, and phone number ready, then: Call toll free 855-659-9314 and a representative will assist you with your vehicle donation. Vehicle Donation form
2017 NFBI Convention Audio
Here is a sample of the great information shared at the 2017 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Indiana. If you find this audio to be interesting and informative, we hope you can join us in person in 2018.
- Banquet speech by Indiana national representative and Illinois President Denise Avant
- Current and important NFB Initiatives
- 2017 NFB of Indiana scholarship applicants and winner
- There's an app for that, People share their favorite iOS apps
- AIRA Glass, opening up a new world of opportunity for the blind
- Bell Program, Braille Enrichment for Literacy and learning
- Indiana Governors Council, funding for state and national conventions and advocacy
- HR-1990, bill that could cause over 400 blind vendors to lose their livelihoods
- Effectively communicating with legislators to get results
- The right to Parent, legislation to ensure blind parents rights are protected
- White Cane Independence, three stories of success and overcoming fear