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 mabga.org 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.

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 DeafBlind


Alice Eaddy is President of the DeafBlind division of the National Federation of the Blind. Learn how she advocates for her fellow DeafBlind.

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.

Braille Lesson at Small World Preschool


Small World Preschool students at Faith Church receive a lesson on how to read Braille from Brian and Linda Mackey on April 25, 2017.

Brian Mackey reading Braille book to preschool students, April 2017


On April 25, 2017, Brian Mackey read “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” in Braille, to the students of Small World Preschool at Faith Church in Medford, NJ.

Senior Programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind


“I’m doing things I never thought I could do as a blind person!” says blind senior Richard. Learn what he and others have learned about their blindness and themselves at CCB.

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

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

2018 NFB Washington Seminar

January 29 to February 1, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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White Cane Awareness Day: teach the world about what the white cane means to blind people

White canes help blind people live the lives we want. The white cane does more than tell the sighted that we’re blind; it is a tool for freedom and self-determination because it allows blind people to come and go on our own. Since we can travel safely and independently, we can contribute in the workplace, in our communities, and in society. Celebrate White Cane Awareness Day on October 15 by giving the gift of independence. To learn more, please visit www.nfb.org/white-cane-awareness-day. If you wish to make a donation during White Cane Day, please visit www.nfb.org/donate2017.


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