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You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

The National Federation of the Blind of NJ 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 1976, the National Federation of the Blind of NJ 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 NJ, the largest organization of the blind in the nation and in the state, and help us live the lives we want!

Click here for the NFBNJ Contact Listing in Rich Text Format (RTF) or PDF.

What is the NFB?

The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of the blind speaking for ourselves. Click here to learn more.

NJ Regional Braille Challenge 2020

VISTAS Education Partners and the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey (NFBNJ) are joining forces to host the 2nd annual NJ Regional Braille Challenge taking place on February 22, 2020 at the The Reformed Church of Highland Park from 9 AM to 3 PM. Click here for more information or contact Monique Coleman at 732-835-6672 or monique@vistaseducation.com.

State Convention

The NFBNJ State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more.

The Sounding Board

The Sounding Board is the flagship publication of the NFBNJ covering events and activities , issues we face as blind people, and member highlights. Click here to learn more or contact Kathy Gabry, editor, at 201-998-9427 or specialk38@aol.com.

NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning) Academy

The NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy is a 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 Mary Jo Partyka, coordinator, at 609-888-5459 or choirnfb@gmail.com.

NFB-NEWSLINE

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 or contact Jane Degenshein, coordinator, at 973-736-5785 or jdegen16@comcast.net.

KNFB Reader

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 or contact Rick Fox, coordinator, at 973-743-6107 or richardfox1@comcast.net.

We Need Your Help! Monitor Uber and Lyft Compliance with Service Animal Agreement

If you use Uber or Lyft and have a service animal or travel with someone who does, please complete our Uber and Lyft survey. For questions, contact Trish Ebel, coordinator, at 201-456-0091 or patriciaebel0302@comcast.net.

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 or contact Linda DeBerardinis, coordinator, at 856-735-5559 or ljdeber3@comcast.net.

NFB Vehicle Donations Program

Donate a vehicle to the NFB by calling 855-659-9314 or by making an online donation. For more information, contact Andrew Rees, coordinator, at 732-659-6002 or amrees567@gmail.com.

Blind Veterans

If you know any blind veterans who would benefit from our programs, contact Joe Ruffalo, coordinator, at 973-743-0075 or nfbnj1@verizon.net.

Additional Information

For additional information about the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey or how to send us a donation, please contact NFBNJ President Joe Ruffalo at the following:

National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

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