Independence Market

The National Federation of the Blind's Independence Market is an extensive store that offers hundreds of products and literature created by and for the blind community.

The Independence Market central area showing long white canes and shelves of products.Located at our national headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, the Independence Market is a helpful resource for anyone who is blind or is experiencing vision loss.

We carry many products, including:

  • Long white canes
  • Talking watches and clocks
  • Print and Braille writing aids
  • Magnifiers
  • Medical devices
  • Household and kitchen tools
  • NFB literature and multimedia

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


Coming Soon!

Product of the Month Sale - April

Micro-Speak Talking Digital Voice Recorder (8 Gig) - AIA46R $60.00

A portable voice recorder is a useful tool for managing information on the go, especially for those who are no longer able to read print or are not yet able to use Braille. This easy-to-operate, palm-sized, voice recorder can record up to ninety-six hours. Features include record, playback, rewind and fast-forward within a recording, navigation to previous and next recordings, and volume control. It has both a speaker and a headphone jack, but earphones are not included. An audio recording of the user manual is ready to play when the unit is turned on for the first time. The status of the internal rechargeable battery is spoken each time the recorder is powered up. The device is charged via USB and this same port can be used to transfer files.

Wilson Digital Voice Recorder (Version 8) - AIA30R $42.00

If you are looking for a simple digital voice recorder, this product may be for you. The recorder features easy three-button operation: record, play/pause/stop, and delete, and has large buttons with beep tones for audio feedback. Now the recorder can announce the number of messages on the unit and users can move through the message list forward from the first message or backward from the current message. The unit can record either six hours in standard mode or twelve hours in long play mode. The recorder features a 2.5 mm headphone jack and a single earbud is included. The device uses two AAA batteries (included).

Close-Out Items 

The following are highly discounted items available. Supplies are limited

  • Plastic Envelope Writing Guide, ITEM #: AIL08G for $1.00
  • Plastic Letter Writing Guide, ITEM #: AIL12G for $1.00
  • 2X Illuminated Magnifier with 6X
  • Insert and Folding Handle, ITEM #: AIL103M for $5.00

How to Shop

Shop by Email or Phone

Our staff is available to assist you by email or phone. We answer phone calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Please email us at independencemarke[email protected] or call 410-659-9314, extension 2216.

Shop in Person

If you will be visiting the National Federation of the Blind's national headquarters, 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. Please come up to the fourth floor and let the receptionist know that you have an appointment to visit the Independence Market.  

More Information

For more information about the Independence Market, please email us at [email protected] or call 410-659-9314, extension 2216.