Who We Are

The National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana provides a network of support and encouragement and promotes an understanding of the real problems of blindness... the attitudes and misconceptions which we and the general public have about blindness. We believe that with training and opportunity (and these are important) the average blind or visually impaired person can lead a perfectly normal life--not just dream about it.

If you are blind or visually impaired you should know about the National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana. Why? Because the National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana is an organization of hundreds of people like you working together to promote better services and opportunities in education, rehabilitation, employment, and legislation for blind and visually impaired persons. Together, we are “changing what it means to be blind” and we need your ideas and energy. Through our affiliation with the National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind persons in the country, we have developed a very effective voice in determining the direction of laws and programs which affect blind and visually impaired persons in Louisiana and across the nation. Just look at some of our many services and accomplishments and you will agree that working together we can make a difference!

  • Local chapters located throughout the state
  • Coordination of the Louisiana Center for the Blind, a rehabilitation and training facility with an innovative approach and philosophy about blindness
  • Establishment and support of the statewide Parents of Blind Children Organization
  • Network for blind job seekers
  • Student seminars and a statewide Student Division
  • Information, referral, and peer support network for all ages
  • Distribution and production of informational brochures and publications about resources, technology, and blindness
  • NFB Newsline & Information Service for the Blind - a free news service--available via phone, web, and iOS app
  • Techniques for Living Confidently - Special services for visually impaired senior citizens
  • Co-sponsors seminars and workshops for teachers that work in the field of blindness
  • Services for blind infants and toddlers and their families
  • Summer programs for blind and low-vision children and teenagers