Independence Market

Literature Order Procedure

Contact Information

The National Federation of the Blind Independence Market accepts orders:

  • via e-mail at [email protected];
  • by phone at 410-659-9314, extension 2216 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time);
  • by fax at 410-685-2340; or
  • by standard mail at 200 East Wells Street  at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.     

Item Codes

Item codes are listed after the title of each piece of literature available to order.  After the item code, the available formats are listed.  Reprints are not always available in all formats. 

Key to Abbreviations


B: Braille
C2: Cassette (2-Track)
C4: Cassette (4-Track)
CD: Compact Disc (may be audio or data CD)
FD: Floppy Disk
HB: Hardback (Print)
P: Print
PB: Paperback (Print)
V: Various
VC: Video Cassette (VHS 1/2-inch videotape)


CS: Case
N/C: No Charge

Order Information

In your literature order, please include:

  • the title of the requested article
  • the item code
  • the desired format
  • the desired quantity
  • your name
  • your contact information in case we have questions about your order (please include your e-mail address or phone number)
  • the recipient's name (if different from yours)
  • the recipient's mailing address


Most of our literature is available free of charge, unless otherwise noted.  These items are shipped via Free Matter, unless you wish to pay for expedited shipping via UPS.  Some literature items are not eligible for Free Matter shipping.  If you are ordering larger quantities of such items, we ask that you cover the shipping costs.

Handling charges apply to cost items.  Shipping charges apply if cost items cannot be sent Free Matter.  Please contact the Independence Market for a price quote.


We require prepayment by check, money order, purchase order, or credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or Visa).  Make checks and money orders payable to the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).  Institutional purchase orders are accepted, net thirty days. 

Shipping Procedures

Please be aware that Free Matter for the Blind shipments via the United States Postal Service within the United States or to Canada may take up to four (4) weeks.  If materials cannot be sent Free Matter, we ship them within the United States via UPS (contact the Independence Market for a shipping price quote).  Please note that cost items are not shipped via Free Matter outside the United States.  Contact us for information about these specific shipping costs.

Shipping Charges

If materials cannot be sent Free Matter (or if you desire expedited delivery), we ship within the United States via UPS.  Since the costs vary with the weight of the package(s) and the location of the delivery address, we are not able to publish a fee schedule. Please contact the Independence Market for a price quote.

Handling Fees

All cost items not purchased in person have a handling fee related to the cost of the item(s).  If the items are shipped via Free Matter within the United States, the following handling and insurance fee schedule applies: 

Orders from:

$0.01 - $49.99 = $4.75
$50.00 - $99.99 = $5.25
$100.00 - $199.99 = $6.75
$200.00 - $299.99 = $9.75

Orders valued $300.00 and above cannot be shipped via Free Matter (please contact the Independence Market for a shipping price quote).


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