Resources

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Welcome to the Blind, Inc. Resources page. This page contains links to useful web sites, documents and other resources for blind individuals. This page will be updated frequently. If you know of a resource that we could place here, please email us.

National Federation of the Blind

These links are to information and programs offered by the National Federation of the Blind.

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National Federation of the Blind: (Opens in a new window)

The National Federation of the Blind is the only organization that believes in the full capacity of blind people, because our diverse nationwide membership is made up of blind people, our families, and our friends. This site is a great resource To obtain more information about the NFB and blindness.

National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota: (Opens in a new window)

The National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota (NFBM) is the state’s largest and oldest organization of the blind. We provide individual counseling, advocacy, and education through a number of programs. Most of our members are blind, and our knowledge of blindness comes from our personal lives and our collective experience.

NFB Free White Cane Program: (Opens in a new window)

The NFB is giving, free of charge to the user, rigid fiberglass canes. Any blind individual in the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico may request a cane for their personal use.

NFB Free Slate Program: (Opens in a new window)

The slate and stylus is the only Braille-writing device that has the same portability, flexibility and affordability as a pen and pencil. The NFB is giving free of charge, an aluminum 4-line, 28 cell slate with the Whozit logo, and a round plastic bulb stylus.

NFB Employment Committee: (Opens in a new window)

The goal of this page and it’s associated listserv, is to connect people with jobs and jobs with people. List discussions are limited to employment issues for the blind. From time to time information bulletins about the National Federation of the Blind will be distributed, however, the focus of the list will be to keep members informed about career patterns, job opportunities, and other issues surrounding blind people and employment.

Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB)

Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB): (Opens in a new window)

The Minnesota State Services for the Blind provide the tools, training and technology to help people who are blind, visually impaired, DeafBlind or experiencing vision loss to live independently and to prepare for, find and keep a job.

Social Security Administration Information

Social Security Financial Support for Blind or Low Vision People:

If you are blind or have low vision and are temporarily or permanently unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

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