Who We Are

The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts has thriving chapters in Cambridge (metro Boston) and Springfield, and members from across the state.  We have a vibrant group of blind students who attend high schools and colleges, both private and public.  We are parents, teachers, lawyers, social workers, entrepreneurs and many other successful people--who just happen to be blind.  We all work together to support each other and improve the lives of blind people all over the commonwealth.  We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

2016 State Convention Agenda

National Federation of the Blind
of Massachusetts, Inc.


February 26-28, 2016

NFB 2016 State Convention February 26-28

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston at Logan Airport

Make your hotel reservations by going to:
Our group code is NFB.
Reservations must be made by February 1, 2016.

2016 NFBMA Scholarships Available

The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts proudly announces its Scholarship Program for 2016. Every year we recognize the accomplishments of blind men and women who strive to achieve academic excellence in their chosen fields of study and who are also active participants in their communities by awarding several scholarships. The NFBMA will award up to 3 $1,000.00 scholarships to deserving legally blind full-time students. In addition, a $1,000.00 scholarship is available to full or part-time students who reside in the Springfield area.

Accomplishments And Initiatives

  • Earned the rite for blind people to purchase life insurance at the same rate as sighted people.
  • Passed a braille bill that protects the rights of blind children to obtain braille instruction.
  • Successfully advocated to allow blind people to vote privately and independently.
  • Improved accessibility of ATMs and bank websites.
  • Increased accessibility of Monster.com.
  • Improved access to ITunes for blind people.
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