National Federation Of The Blind
The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of blind persons, with affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. Members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality. The NFB’s monthly magazine, the Braille Monitor, includes articles on assistive technology. Other services of the NFB include the NFB Materials Center, which sells over four hundred different aids and appliances used by the blind; the International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind, an evaluation and demonstration center for speech and braille technology used by the blind; NFB-NEWSLINE for the Blind, a free talking newspaper service, which offers blind readers the complete text of leading national and local newspapers over the telephone; and Jobline, which offers national employment listings and job openings through a telephone menu system.