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 [email protected], specifying the format you wish to receive and your complete mailing address.

Product of the Month Sale - February

Kenneth Jernigan Cornbread Kit (AIK08C) $15

Our former president, Kenneth Jernigan, loved southern fried corn bread and he devised this kit. The kit contains a cast iron muffin pan that makes twelve scalloped-shape muffins, an oil measurer, disposable filling cups, and two cooking templates to guide you in getting the batter into the muffin pan. Dr. Jernigan’s “NFB cornbread” recipe is included in print and Braille.

Close-Out Items 

The following are highly discounted items available. Supplies are limited

  • Solitaire and Fox & Geese (Board Game), ITEM #:  AIG75G for $10
  • Carbon Fiber Rigid Long White Cane with Metal Glide Tip (Available in sizes from 49 through 69 inches in two-inch increments), ITEM #: ACF##S 
    for $15
  • 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or call 410-659-9314, extension 2216.