You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
The National Federation of the Blind of PA 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.
Since 1977, the National Federation of the Blind of PA has been helping members live the lives they want! We know that the real problem concerning blindness is not blindness itself but the lack of knowledge, understanding, and opportunity from our sighted peers. Get involved in the NFB of PA, the largest organization of the blind in the nation and in the state, and help us live the lives we want!
The National Federation of the Blind of PA is a state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.
The mission of the National Federation of the Blind of PA is to achieve widespread emotional acceptance and intellectual understanding that the real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight but the misconceptions and lack of information which exist. We do this by bringing blind people together to share successes, to support each other in times of failure, and to create imaginative solutions.
What is the NFB?
The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of the blind speaking for ourselves. Click here to learn more.
The NFBP State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.
NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning) Academy
The NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy is a one to two week summer day program that teaches confidence and independence skills through Braille, crafts, games, field trips, and interaction with blind mentors. Children ages 4 -12 learn that their blindness or low vision does not define them or their future. They can live the lives they want. Click here to learn more or contact Michelle McManus, coordinator, at 814-769-3191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFB-NEWSLINE is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, or print-disabled that offers access to 500 publications, job listings, weather alerts, and more. Access through the phone, apps, computer, Alexa, and more. Click here to learn more.
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. Click here to learn more.
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If you use Uber or Lyft and have a service animal or travel with someone who does, please complete our Uber and Lyft survey.
Green Drop Program
Donate clothing, household items, toys and much more to benefit the NFB. Drop off at a GreenDrop collection site, or call 888-610-4632 for home pickup. Learn more at nfbpickup.org.
NFB Vehicle Donations Program
Donate a vehicle to the NFB by calling 855-659-9314 or by making an online donation.
For additional information about the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania or how to send us a donation, please contact NFBP President Lynn Heitz at the following:
National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102