National Federation of the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314 (Local)
(410) 685-5653 (Fax)

Brief Description

With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation's blind. In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Geographic area served: United States
Distributes products: Online, Catalog, Showroom/retail store
Offers customer service/technical assistance: Yes, Free


Mark Riccobono, President, (410) 659-9314,
Ellen Ringlein, Store Manager,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Products available for sale.


Computer Technology

  • PenFriend Audio Labeler
  • Victor Reader Stream

Household, Personal and Other Independent Living Products

  • Sewing Supplies
  • Talking Clock and Thermometer

Low Vision

  • 5X Round Acrylic Illuminated Magnifier

Medical Products

  • Lumiscope Talking Digital Ear Thermometer
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