The American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind—the organization to which Helen Keller devoted her life—is a national nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that the ten million Americans who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same rights and opportunities as other citizens.

The American Foundation for the Blind promotes wide- ranging, systemic change by addressing the most critical issues facing the growing blind and visually impaired population—employment, independent living, literacy, and technology. In addition to its New York City headquarters, the American Foundation for the Blind maintains four National Centers in cities across the United States, and a Governmental Relations office in Washington, DC.

American Foundation for the Blind
Eleven Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (800) 232 3044

American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.

American Council of the Blind
1155 15th St. N. W., Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 467 5081

The Foundation Fighting Blindness

The mission of The Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher Syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

Over 9 million Americans of every age and race suffer vision loss from these blinding diseases. The Foundation has funded thousands of research studies in promising areas such as genetics, gene therapy, retinal cell transplantation, artificial retinal implants, and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness
Executive Plaza 1, Suite 800
11350 McCormick Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031-1014
Tel: (888) 394 3937

National Federation of the Blind

Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation’s largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today.

National Federation of the Blind
National Office
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230