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.


The 2021 Independence Market catalog is now available via Word: 2021 Independence Market Catalog

Online ordering returning soon!

Product of the Month Sale - June

Athletic Balls with Bells

These standard-sized, rubber balls have bells inside that jingle when the ball is in motion.

  • Basketball: orange    AIG08B $15.00
  • Football: brown    AIG09B $15.00

Rattle Soccer Ball 

AIG79B $23.00

Now it is easier than ever to play soccer with this rattle soccer ball. This regulation size five ball features dozens of rattles carefully installed between the layers of the ball near the outside.
These many rattles make the ball easy to hear when it’s in play.

Beeping Frisbee

AIG46F $15.00

You can have hours of indoor and outdoor fun with this soft, beeping frisbee. This foam disc is covered in bright-orange nylon and contains a continuously beeping locator, which can be switched on or off. The beeping unit can be removed and used as a separate audible beacon. The frisbee measures 7 1/2 inches in diameter and is 1 1/2 inches thick.


(Supplies are limited)

4X coil aspheric stand magnifier    AIL109M    $5.00
Metal Braille Clothing Labels (Numbers 1-25)    AIG72B    $7.00
Nine Men’s Morris (Strategy board game for        
two players; includes print & Braille directions)    AIG74N    $10.00
Stereo Earbuds with Volume Control    AIA47H    $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 [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.