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Welcome to the official website of the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio

The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio (NFBO) is a founding affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). We are proud to be an integral part of the oldest and largest blindness organization in the United States. We are a diverse group of people dedicated to changing what it means to be blind. Our members work tirelessly to break down the legal, social, and personal barriers to living the lives we want.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

Crowdfunding Campaign for Washington Seminar

Each year the National Federation of the Blind sponsors a Washington seminar in Washington D.C. to promote a legislative agenda to improve the lives of the Blind. The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio sends members to each Washington seminar to educate Ohio’s congressional representatives about the need for the NFB’s legislative proposals. In addition, the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio also annually sponsors a Columbus seminar to promote State legislative proposals also aimed at improving the lives of the Blind.

Unfortunately, the cost of these events is continuing to increase. The ever increasing cost of traveling to Washington and Columbus is making it increasingly difficult for members to attend these important events. Consequently, this year the NFB of Ohio is trying to raise $5,000 via a Crowdfunding campaign to defray the cost of members’ attendance at the Washington and Columbus seminars. We are asking for your help in reaching our $5,000 goal by donating to the campaign and by sharing the news of the campaign with your social media networks. Here is the link to the campaign webpage on Generosity.com:

NFB of Ohio Legislative Funding Campaign

In The News…

Free Braille Course

Learn to read and write basic Braille at your pace with the support of a Braille Instructor and a peer mentor at no cost to you from the convenience of your own home. For more information click Learn to Read Braille.

2018 NFB of Ohio Scholarship Program


The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio is pleased to announce its 2018 scholarship program benefiting blind college students. This year we will offer scholarships to outstanding blind students who currently live in, or are attending college in, the state of Ohio during the 2018-2019 academic school year. Click here for NFBO Scholarship info

U.S. appeals court sides with blind voters in Ohio

A law suit requesting that online voting be provided in place of paper voting for blind Ohioans has been revived by the Sixth U.S> District Court in Cincinnati.  For more information, please read the story by clicking the following link:

U.S. appeals court sides with blind voters in Ohio