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NFB of Iowa State President:
Jerad Nylin

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Donate to NFBI

P.O. Box 93071
Des Moines, Iowa 50393

Your donations help the following programs:

  1. National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy of Iowa (new in 2016).
  2. Blindness Awareness month activities, such as teaching sessions in local schools, attendance at civic organization meetings and other community events, and newspaper articles.
  3. Expenses to allow our members to participate in Washington Seminar. An event each year that allows NFBI members to travel to Washington DC to speak with members of congress regarding laws that effect blind people.
  4. Coordination with the NFB to offer resources to blind adults and to blind children and their families.
  5. Contributions to Scholarships offered to blind students both in Iowa and nationally.

NFBI scissors for sale!

$8.00 per pair! Contact Donna Prime if you want to purchase a pair.

State Resources


NFBI brought NFB-NEWSLINE® to the state of Iowa and continues to provide customer support for this service. NFB-NEWSLINE® provides weather forecasts, magazines and newspapers, at no cost to blind individuals. With NFB-NEWSLINE®, subscribers can select which paper, section, or article read; and they can read the paper at any time--day or night. To help save money, please use the NFB-NEWSLINE local numbers for your area. To obtain an application for NFB-NEWSLINE®, contact Michael D. Barber.

National Federation of the Blind

Our National web page offers many resources for all stakeholders in blindness advocacy. The national website has many resources for blind individuals.

Jernigan Institute

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute is the first and only nationally-recognized research and training institute operated by the blind for the blind.

Jacobus tenBroek Library

Named in honor of Dr. Jacobus tenBroek, Founder of the National Federation of the Blind, the Jacobus tenBroek Library contains a vast array of research data and information on blindness and the accomplishments of the National Federation of the Blind.

NFB Training Centers

Would you like to experience the miracle of what an NFB training center--staffed by dedicated NFB members and predicated on the philosophy of the Federation--offers its students? You can! Consider any one of our three model training centers.

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)

Dan Wenzel, Executive Director
100 East 22nd Street South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-872-0100
Toll Free: 800-597-9558
Fax: 612-872-9358
Web site:

Colorado Center for the Blind

Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130
Toll Free: 800-401-4632
Fax: 303-778-1598
Web site:

Louisiana Center for the Blind

Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166
Web site:

Iowa Department of the Blind

IDB offers Pre Employment Transition Services, the Adult Orientation Center, and Vocational Rehabilitation. IDB also houses a Braille and large print library.

Iowa Braille School

The Iowa Braille School offers K-12 vision services including praille, Orientation and Mobility and summer camps.

KNFB Reader Mobile App

Make the print yours!

The KNFB Reader is a mobile app that converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button.

To purchase KNFB Reader, please visit

Hand holding a mobile phone with KNFB Reader logo on the screen