Resources /resources/publications-and-media/presidential-releases Presidential Releases The presidential release is a monthly audio message from President Mark A. Riccobono that highlights the current activities of the National Federation of the Blind. /about-us/training-centers Training Centers We are proudly affiliated with the country’s leading training centers for the blind, which offer programs that help build blindness skills and encourage independence. /resources/jacobus-tenbroek-library Jacobus tenBroek Library The Jacobus tenBroek Library is the only research library on blindness in the country that is owned and controlled by the blind themselves. /programs-services/free-white-cane-program Free White Cane Program The white cane gives blind people the ability to achieve a full and independent life. We have distributed more than 64,000 white canes since 2008. Stats and Facts about Blindness in the United States View Stats Latest from the Blog Tech Review: The Mantis Q40 Braille Display from APH Tech Review: The Mantis Q40 Braille Display from APH Who would win in a boxing match, a mantis or a scorpion? We’re not sure, but the Mantis Q40 Braille display definitely scored big in our latest tech review. Read this blog post Thirty Years after Covering the Signing of the ADA Thirty Years after Covering the Signing of the ADA Blend in. Stand out. Those were the two seemingly dichotomous goals driving me on July 26, 1990. Read this blog post Introducing a New Triad Mentoring Model with the Pearson Corporate Disability Mentoring Program Introducing a New Triad Mentoring Model with the Pearson Corporate Disability Mentoring Program The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of blind people sharing our lived experiences and pioneering strategies with one another in an effort to live the lives we want. Read this blog post Love Is Love: Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Members and Celebrating Pride Month Love Is Love: Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Members and Celebrating Pride Month Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which happened at the end of June 1969. Read this blog post More from the Blog Featured Publications and Media Braille Monitor Braille Monitor The Braille Monitor is the flagship publication of the National Federation of the Blind. Learn more about the Braille Monitor Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research The Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research is the first scholarly journal created by blind people designed to address the real problems of blindness. Learn more about JBIR Nation's Blind Podcast Nation's Blind Podcast The Nation's Blind Podcast highlights different themes related to blindness, independent living, and news from the National Federation of the Blind. Learn more about the Nation's Blind Podcast Future Reflections Future Reflections Future Reflections is a quarterly magazine for parents and teachers of blind children that offers resources and information based on the National Federation of the Blind's positive philosophy of blindness. Learn more about Future Reflections More Publications and Media Great Tools /programs-services/nfb-newsline NFB-NEWSLINE® NFB-NEWSLINE is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, or print-disabled that offers access to publications, job listings, and more. /programs-services/center-excellence-nonvisual-access/international-braille-and… IBTC The International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind is our comprehensive technology evaluation, demonstration, and training facility. /programs-services/knfb-reader KNFB Reader KNFB Reader is an award-winning mobile app for blind, low-vision, dyslexic, and other print-disabled users that converts text to speech or text to Braille. /programs-services/independence-market Independence Market The National Federation of the Blind's Independence Market is an extensive store that offers hundreds of products and literature for the blind community.