NFB 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, specifying the format you wish to receive, and your complete mailing address.

For More Information:

Our staff is available to assist you by phone or email. We answer phone calls Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

Visitors to the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute may shop in person Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. eastern time. We'd love to meet you and help you in person.

Our address is 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Come up to the fourth floor and let the receptionist know that you would like to visit the Independence Market.  Directions to the National Center for the Blind are available online.

Phone: (410) 659-9314, extension 2216
Fax: (410) 685-2340