The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio (NFB of Ohio), an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind:
- Advocating for the rights of blind Ohioans
- Educating the sighted public about what it means to be blind
- Working together for a brighter tomorrow
The National Federation of the Blind of Ohio is a 501c(3) nonprofit made up of blind people of all ages, their families, and friends. Our strong local chapters and divisions and well-trained leaders help newly blind people adjust to vision loss and promote the full participation and integration of blind people in our communities. We bring our collective experiences together to effect change at the state and national level.
What We Do:
- Protect and promote the rights of blind people
- Advocate for policies that eliminate discrimination and guarantee equal access to educational programs and high-quality rehabilitation and training services
Foster leadership of blind people through participation in our annual convention and organizational responsibilities
- Promote the achievement of blind students and senior citizens through educational and training scholarships
- Provide specialized information for diabetics losing vision
- Encourage families and friends to recognize the capabilities of blind people
- Build the confidence of blind people by providing opportunities to serve
- Assist blind people in acquiring the skills of independence
- Educate the community through public speaking, community activities, and publications
Join the NFB of Ohio and become a part of a highly respected organization known for getting things done.
The National Federation of the Blind, and therefore also the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio, has a very simple mission statement that has been in force since our beginning in 1940 and will never change until such time as it and the organization no longer need exist at all. It is: We are changing what it means to be blind.
Until everyone, blind and sighted alike, understands that blindness need not be a tragedy, until no one uses blindness as an excuse for not trying to succeed or not giving a person a chance, until we all expect blind people to take their place in the community as fully contributing, fully participating members of society, the National Federation of the Blind’s mission will be to bring these dreams to reality.