The purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is two-fold—to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, and services and protection of civil rights, development and evaluation of technology, and support for blind persons and their families, members of the NFB strive to educate the public that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on terms of equality.

The NFB of Massachusetts has active chapters in Cambridge, and Springfield, and members in other areas of the Commonwealth.

MassABS, our local student division, provides local scholarships, resources and networking for those pursuing studies in the commonwealth.

The NFB of Massachusetts is an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.

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