Private voting is a right, it should not require sight.



Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest

Encourage more Braille. Improve reading skills. Win prizes.


The National Federation of the Blind is proud to partner with the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults for the 2023-2024 Braille Readers Are Leaders contest. This Braille literacy contest is for students and adults learning Braille across the U.S. to compete against participants in similar contest categories for seven weeks. Participants will:

  • Register and log minutes read each day online using Beanstack
  • Log the number of minutes read. Earn prizes and fun badges as you read. 
  • Read the most minutes in your category and receive a cash prize in addition to all other prizes earned.
  • Earn entries into a drawing for a fabulous grand prize! The more minutes you read, the more entries you earn.

The contest will begin on December 4, 2023 and run through January 23, 2024. Registration is open. We are excited to get started reading with you!


Braille Book Resources

Expand your child’s Braille library and toolbox. Check out the Braille storybook resources webpage for information on free books, lending libraries, and Braille book retailers.



Braille Letters from Santa

Every December, the National Federation of the Blind helps Santa send letters in Braille to young blind children (ages 10 and younger) across the country.  We are excited to provide Braille letters and activities to celebrate the holiday and winter season in December. Each letter is part of a fun celebration packet of activities. The celebration packet is accompanied by a print copy for the whole family to participate.


Request your letter from Santa by December 15,2023

Request Here



National Federation of the Blind of Missouri
2024 Scholarship Program


The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri announces our 2024 Scholarship Program. We will be accepting applications until February 15, 2024. We invite all qualified candidates to apply. Applicants must be legally blind and plan to enroll in a post-secondary institution for the fall of 2024.


For more information and to apply, please go to our;

Scholarships Page



Job Opening

Mentor for Blind/Visually Impaired Youth

The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri, Mission Beam is looking for successful blind/low vision individuals who are proficient in blindness skills, alternative techniques, and who are interested in empowering youth through this mentorship program. Mentors will guide blind and visually impaired youth as they acquire blindness skills in the areas of; self-advocacy, peer mentoring, independent-living, and career readiness.

Please go to our Mission BEAM page to apply.



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.


Our Pledge

I pledge to participate actively in the efforts of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its constitution.