Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

The NFB of Maryland is the Maryland state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. We are changing what it means to be blind in Maryland! Find a local chapter or division.

Friday August 1, 2014 7-12 pm Annual Crab Feast. Visit the Crab Feast page for tickets and more information.
November 14-16 Annual State Convention at the  Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel: Towson MD 903 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204. This convention will be part of the 75th Anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind. Details will be coming soon.
Important Information about the Education of Blind Children - Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille

View the 2014 Washington Seminar Legislative Agenda

Watch this video tribute to Louis Braille created by the Central Maryland Chapter for Meet the Blind Month.

 
Our National Organization Needs Funding To Complete Our Nation Wide Mission!!!!
As a national fundraiser, the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle donation program. The NFB’s vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax donation on your federal income tax return. For more information, including how to donate, please follow this link!

Purchase our new cookbook called "Serving Our Best: Great Foods to Cheer You Right Up!" It contains over 775 recipes for everything from soups and salads to main dishes, breads, and desserts. The cost of the cookbook is $10. The book is available in Braille, large print, and on CD as a Word document and a BRF file. Pay for your cookbook with Paypal here:

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Read the Summer 2013 edition of The Braille Spectator our newsletter.

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland offers youth empowerment grants for blind and visually impaired students in elementary and secondary school. These grants help deserving students take advantage of some wonderful training opportunities available in Maryland and around the country. Visit the Youth Stipend page. 

Read the Fact Sheets for our issues in Annapolis this year.
Strengthening Civil Rights For All Citizens of Maryland, Including the Blind
Access to the General Assembly’s New Website
Applying Maryland’s Civil Rights Laws to the Internet

See the issues we are addressing on a national level here.

Some photos from our recent events.

Picture of
              the bill signing, HB413, the Education Standards Bill. It
              was signed on May 4, 2010.

The above picture of the bill signing, HB413, the Education Standards Bill. It was signed on May 4, 2010.

Picture from the recent signing of the Quiet Car
              Bill
The above photo shows the Governor signing the Quiet Car Legislation into law. This law extends the study of the problem of vehicles not producing enough sound to be heard by pedestrians.

Photo showing
              the signing of the custody bill into law

Photo of the signing of the bill which prevented blindness to be a reason that a parent could not be granted guardianship of a child.