Resources for Learning

Online Resources

  • A blind girl explores a space shuttle model during the Science Academy.National Center for Blind Youth in Science Web Portal — This site is a clearinghouse of information and resources regarding blind youth and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers. Users may find information about how to adapt science lessons, where to find accessible math programs, and what nonvisual techniques are most effective in the STEM areas. Users may also read biographies of successful blind scientists and hear interviews as these professionals discuss the challenges that they have faced and give advice to the next generation of blind explorers.


  • National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program — Each year at its national convention in July, the NFB gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States' institution in the fall of the year of application, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time.
  • Early Childhood Initiative Programs — Featuring programs designed to provide children and their families support and guidance to master the skills needed to achieve independence for a lifetime. Each program such as Braille Reading Pals and Early Explorers provides families with valuable resources for promoting success for their young blind children.

  • NFB BELL Academy —The NFB BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy prepares blind and low-vision children, ages four through twelve, to grow into confident and independent blind people who live the lives they want through Braille and nonvisual skills instruction.
  • NFB-NEWSLINE® — An essential part of learning is having access to current news and information. NFB-NEWSLINE® is now making it possible for blind individuals to gain access to the information in newspapers at the same time as their sighted colleagues, friends, and family members. This service brings the wealth of information primarily found in newspapers to blind people through the telephone, making access easy.  

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