About Us

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), is an organization of blind people and their friends. We believe in the full capacity of blind people; we have the power, influence, diversity and determination to help transform our dreams into reality. Our members work together for a brighter tomorrow by raising the expectations for blind people everywhere so that blind persons can live the life they want. Our programs are supported by the funds we can raise.

Who We Are

The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization 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 and volunteer our time to effect change at the state and national level.

What We Do

  • Assist blind persons to acquire the skills of independence

  • Help blind persons to develop confidence in themselves through our many service activities

  • Teach blind persons the skills of leadership through active participation in conventions, chapter meetings, and civic activities

  • Encourage blind seniors to continue their active and meaningful lifestyles

  • Prepare blind students for productive tax-paying careers through academic and training scholarships

  • Inform people with diabetes about their options for coping with vision loss

  • Support parents and friends of blind children with information about the capabilities of the blind

  • Protect and promote the civil rights of blind persons through public education and legislative action

  • Advocate for policies that eliminate discrimination and guarantee equal access to educational programs and high quality rehabilitation

  • Educate the public through seminars, community activities and our publications

 

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 effort 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.

 

If you have any further questions and/or comments please feel free to contact us at info@nfbmo.org.