Live The Life You Want Videos

The following videos demonstrate how blind individuals are able to live the lives they want.

Vee Gaspa Shares Her Story

Vee Gaspa shares her story of surviving cancer as a young child and of finding the National Federation of the Blind as a teen.

Jane Degenshein – National Federation of the Blind of NJ

Jane Degenshein’s message at the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey’s 39th state conference – Manahawkin, NJ

Blind Golfer Patrick Molloy

Patrick Molloy describes his experiences with the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s junior golf program. For additional details, go to and click on the Junior Golf link.

Aleeha Dudley’s Story of Strength and Acceptance in the Federation

Aleeha Dudley shares her story of how she found belonging and established her independence as a blind person with the help of the National Federation of the Blind. She discusses her first national convention experience as a national scholarship winner, and how it inspired her and breathed hope into her dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Through the NFB, Aleeha also found the strength to escape an abusive home while gaining a new Federation family.

Braille: Unlocking the Code

In this exciting new video, the history and power of Braille is explored with commentary from successful Braille readers.

Learn about iCanConnect

If you have significant combined vision and hearing loss and meet federal income guidelines, iCanConnect can provide you with free communication technology and training to stay connected with family and friends.

Alice Eaddy – Advocating for the Deaf-Blind

Alice Eaddy is President of the Deaf-Blind division of the National Federation of the Blind. Learn how she advocates for her fellow deaf-blind.

Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association Promo

Learn how the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association helps blind adults and children live the lives they want as blind golfers.

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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

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