The National Federation of the Blind of Washington logo and tagline Live the life you want.

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

National Federation of the Blind of Washington
P.O. Box 2516
Seattle, WA 98111
Telephone: (425) 823-6380
Contact the NFB of Washington via email Contact the NFB of Washington on Facebook

The National Federation of the Blind of Washington (NFBW) is the Washington affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind in the United States.

Topic Index

Register Now for the National Federation of the Blind of Washington 2016 convention October 14-16, 2016

Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome hotel 2611 East E St., Tacoma, Washington 98421 (253) 272-7737

Follow this link: Online Registration Form to register for the convention.

Join us for a fun and engaging weekend! There will be exhibits, awarding of scholarships, important discussion of blindness-related education and employment issues, a dynamic banquet address by NFB National Representative Ever Lee Hairston, a student meeting with NFB National Association of Blind Students President Kathryn Webster, breakout sessions and meetups around special interests, and an Independence Walk in celebration of White Cane Day on Saturday, October 15.

Convention hotel room rates are $99.00 + tax.

You donít want to miss this convention!

2016 NFB of Washington Scholarship Application Forms Now Available

The National federation of the Blind of Washington is pleased to announce our 2016 scholarship programs. NFBW will award $5000 in scholarships to two lucky winners. Applicants must be residents of Washington State, legally blind in both eyes, pursuing an full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study, and able to attend the 2016 NFBW Convention. Please complete the attached application and submit either to Corey Grandstaff at or Bennet Prows at

If a person would like to mail their application, please see the address included on the attached application. Applications are due no later than September 23, 2016. Please feel free to pass this to anyone who may qualify for these scholarships. Corey Grandstaff and Bennet Prows Scholarship Co-Chairs

NFBW 2016 Scholarship Application Form

We greatly appreciate the support of the Lillian S. Edelstein Trust that issues scholarships for the blind; with this kind of support, blind students live the lives they want.

NEW! Self-advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit

The National Federation of the Blind has just made available a "Self-advocacy in Higher Education" toolkit. The toolkit contains material to help blind and visually impaired higher education students cope with the many problems they may encounter in their pursuit of higher education. The toolkit may be viewed by going to

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


To remember the National Federation of the Blind of Washington in your will, you may include the following language: "I give, devise, and bequeath unto National Federation of the Blind of Washington, P.O. Box 2516, Seattle, Washington 98111, a Washington non profit corporation, the sum of $______ (or _____ percent of my net estate" or "The Following Stocks and bonds:______") to be used for its worthy purposes on behalf of blind persons."

Contributions Are Tax Deductible and much appreciated. For further information or if you have questions, please call the NFB of Washington at (425) 823-6380.

Help the NFB by donating your car, boat or RV

Have a car, boat or RV in running condition you no longer are using? Want to help the NFB? You can donate that car, boat or RV to the NFB, receive a tax deduction and know that your donation is helping to promote the welfare of the nation's blind including blind Washingtonians by raising their expectations of themselves so that they can achieve their dreams and live the lives they want. Call (855) 659-9314 with title, VIN and telephone number and a representative will assist you with the donation. To make the donation online, go to

Click here to send email to the webmaster
Page last modified September 19, 2016.