Education

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines the future for blind students. Through our extensive education programs, we present blind students with new ideas, expose teachers and families to our positive philosophy on blindness, and encourage blind youth to reach their full potential.

Dare to Be Remarkable

Dare to Be Remarkable is a three-day national training conference for education and rehabilitation professionals who work with blind and low vision transition-aged students or adults. It is scheduled to take place virtually Tuesday, December 15 through Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Early Childhood Programs

Our early childhood programs—Braille Reading Pals Club, Early Explorers, and Santa Letters—provide young blind children and their families with support and guidance to master the fundamental skills of literacy and independent travel. Learn more about our early childhood initiatives.

NFB BELL® Academy

The NFB BELL Academy provides children with Braille and nonvisual skills instruction through fun, hands-on learning activities. Activities are provided in a day program or residential setting, depending on location. The program is designed for blind and low-vision children, ages four through twelve. Learn more about the NFB BELL Academy.

NFB STEM2U

Through NFB STEM2U, we bring what we have learned directly to students and families in their homes. In 2020, students of varying ages in fifteen states across the country received instruction from NFB personnel and expert instructors via the Zoom platform.

National Center for Blind Youth in Science

The National Center for Blind Youth in Science equips teachers, parents, and blind youth themselves with the tools and knowledge they need to provide greater opportunities in science to blind youth across the nation. Learn more about our NFB EQ program and more.

Teachers of Tomorrow

Teachers of Tomorrow is an immersive, professional development program that connects teachers of blind and low-vision students to the lived experiences of blind people, equipping participants with knowledge about the skills and attitudes that can help blind students thrive in school and beyond. 

More Information

For more information about our education programs, please contact us at education@nfb.org or 410-659-9314, extension 2418.