Independence Market

The National Federation of the Blind's Independence Market is an extensive store that offers hundreds of products and literature created by and for the blind community.

The Independence Market central area showing long white canes and shelves of products.Located at our national headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, the Independence Market is a helpful resource for anyone who is blind or is experiencing vision loss.

We carry many products, including:

  • Long white canes
  • Talking watches and clocks
  • Print and Braille writing aids
  • Magnifiers
  • Medical devices
  • Household and kitchen tools
  • NFB literature and multimedia

To request our full catalog in print or Braille, please email, specifying the format you wish to receive and your complete mailing address.

Product of the Month Sale - January

Infrared Thermometer (AIM07T) $50

This infrared thermometer provides an almost instant reading of body temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. To use the thermometer, simply point it at your forehead from a distance of two to four inches and pull the trigger. The results are spoken in either English or Spanish and displayed in 1/2 inch high numerals on a backlit LDC screen. The thermometer also has a room temperature mode. The unit powers off automatically. It uses two AA batteries (included).

Oral Thermometer (AIM03T) $18

This clinical thermometer gives temperature readings in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Power on the thermometer and wait for the prompt to “please measure” before inserting the thermometer under your tongue. In eight seconds, the result is spoken and displayed in 3/4 inch high numerals on a backlit LCD screen. Six languages can be selected, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian. The unit powers off automatically. It uses three AG13 1.5V batteries (included).

Close-Out Items 

The following are highly discounted items available. Supplies are limited

  • Camera Bag, Item #AIA48B for $5.00
  • Clock - Cube Talking, Item #AIC01T for $5.00
  • Egg Separator, Item #AIK04E for $2.00
  • 2.8X Monocular (with case), Item #AIL75M for $7.50

How to Shop

Shop by Email or Phone

Our staff is available to assist you by email or phone. We answer phone calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Please email us at or call 410-659-9314, extension 2216.

Shop in Person

If you will be visiting the National Federation of the Blind's national headquarters, and would like to shop in person, please call in advance to schedule an appointment. Our address is 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Please come up to the fourth floor and let the receptionist know that you have an appointment to visit the Independence Market.  

More Information

For more information about the Independence Market, please email us at or call 410-659-9314, extension 2216.