Deaf-Blind Division of NFBNJ

This Division serves as a mechanism through which the Deaf-Blind and interested blind, sighted and hearing persons working with the Deaf-Blind populations can come together to plan and carry out vocational, cultural and social programs to improve the quality of life for those who have a combined hearing and vision loss. Specifically, the Division works to raise awareness of the issues of Deaf-Blindness, to educate the public and to advocate for the needs of the Deaf-Blind both in New Jersey and on a national level through programs and initiatives of the National Federation of the Blind’s Deaf-Blind Division.

Membership is open to those who are Deaf-Blind, their family members and those who work in the field of Deaf-Blindness.

The Division conducts conference calls via phone bi-monthly. For a schedule of calls and times, please contact President Alice Eaddy at 856-765-0601 or email

If you wish to learn more about the truth of what it means to be a deaf-blind individual, please view the following video:

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075

Coming Soon

NJABS Wellness Seminar

April 22, 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing Township, NJ, 08618
Cross street: Lake Boulevard
Access Link accessible

Capital Chapter Baseball Fundraiser

June 11, 2017
1:00 PM
Arm and Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road
Trenton, NJ 08611
Cross street: Lamberton Street
Access Link accessible

NFB National

July 10 through 15, 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

2017 NJ BELL

July 17 to 28, 2017
9 AM to 3 PM
Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc.
101 First Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

November 9-12, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Access Link accessible

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind general account, our general scholarship account, the Joe/Rose Ruffalo Memorial Scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you which the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don't have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible.