The National Federation of the Blind is continuously working toward securing full integration, equality, independence, acceptance, and respect for all blind Americans.
Our advocacy work has centered on issues related to education, employment, transportation, voting, and civil rights, and is directed by the resolutions that are passed every year during our national convention. As the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, we are able to provide expert advice in these areas to blind people, their families, agencies for the blind, corporations, and the government.
The 2020 Legislative Agenda of Blind Americans addresses the Access Technology Affordability Act (ATAA) (H.R. 2086/S. 815), the Greater Access and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology (GAIN) Act (H.R. 3929), the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act (H.R. 5312/S. 3095), and the elimination of Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare waiting periods.
At our Washington Seminar, members of the NFB convene to learn about and advocate for legislative initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Americans.
The NFB provides several federal, state, and self-advocacy resources.
We frequently release comments, sign ons, letters, and policy statements regarding a variety of issues that affect blind Americans.