Independence Market

 Inside the Independence Market Ellen Ringlein demonstrating a product to a Market shopperEntrance to the Independence Market
   ...Your source for NFB literature and blindness products

The National Federation of the Blind Independence Market offers blindness-related products and literature to anyone who is blind or is experiencing vision loss. We offer useful products that will help you live the life you want.

Our Products

The blindness-related products that we carry (such as canes, talking watches and clocks, print and Braille writing aids, magnifiers, and medical devices) enable blind people to perform everyday tasks more independently.

Our Literature

Our extensive free literature collection includes how-to materials, inspirational speeches, thoughtful articles, and stories on all aspects of blindness from the perspective of the blind person. Parents of blind children, blind students, blind job seekers, blind parents, and seniors with vision loss will find useful materials. These materials are available in Braille, print, audio, and online.

Our Catalog

The full Independence Market Catalog is available for download in the following versions:

To request a catalog or just the supplement in print or Braille, please email [email protected], specifying the format you wish to receive, and your complete mailing address.

How to Shop

Our online e-commerce portal will be unavailable until later this year. 

Our staff is available to assist you by phone or email. We answer phone calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Phone: 410-659-9314, extension 2216
Fax: 410-685-2340
Email: [email protected]

If you will be visiting the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, and would like to shop in person, please call in advance to schedule an appointment. Our address is 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Directions are available online. Please come up to the fourth floor and let the receptionist know that you have an appointment to visit the Independence Market.