Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is the Maryland state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. We are changing what it means to be blind in Maryland! Find a local chapter or division. The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland 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 live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

NFBMD 2022 Hamilton Donation Drive

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is conducting a Hamilton, the Musical, Donation Drive with support from the Hippodrome Theater and its audio description firm. In appreciation for your financial support, we will enter contributors in this program into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore to see the hit musical, Hamilton on Sunday, October 23, 2022.


The show is audio described, and we are grateful to the audio description firm for donating these tickets to NFBMD for use as a fundraiser.


For every $10, the contributor will get one chance to win. For example, if an individual donates $20, they will be entered into the drawing two times.


We will draw on October 16, 2022 for these tickets.  

NFBMD Policy on In Person Gatherings

NFBMD Policy on In Person Gatherings


This policy is applicable to all chapters, divisions, and the affiliate, as well as any activities, meetings, fundraisers, or in-person gatherings of an official nature.

Fall Donation Drive - Cruise Drawing

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is holding a Fall donation drive to support our work. 


From December 3 to 10, 2023, NFBMD will be hosting Blind Cruising 2023, which is a 7-night cruise on the Carnival Legend to the Eastern Caribbean. Individuals may book passage directly with our travel agent, with a portion of cabin costs going to NFBMD. Those interested may find information at http://www.nfbmd.org/blindcruising.


NFBMD Chapter and Division Dues

We are accepting dues for 2021 and/or 2022. Individuals interested in paying chapter and division dues may do so in one of two ways: 1. Pay dues online; or 2. send a physical check to the chapter or division treasurer.

Reconnect, Reimagine, Reignite: The 2022 NFB of Maryland State Convention is Coming!

Get ready for a weekend of fun and fellowship.  Come and be part of celebrating our accomplishments and planning for the future!


Seeking nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland is seeking nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award. Please tell us how your child’s teacher works to help their students live the life they want with high expectations and strong skill development.

Nominations should be sent to Committee Chairperson Teresa Graham.


Download and fill out this nomination form and send it to the email address Teresa Graham. if you need assistance completing the form, please call Teresa Graham at (443) 557-8696.

August 2022 Minute Message

Topics in this issue...

  • Reconnect, Reimagine, Reignite: The State Convention is Coming!
  • Financial Assistance Application for State Convention – Due September 15, 2022!
  • Seeking Resolutions for the State Convention
  • Seeking Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • Pay Your 2022 Dues As Soon As Possible!!
  • Update to NFBMD Policy on In-Person Gatherings
  • Seeking Members to Join the NFB of Maryland Performing Arts Group
  • Mark Your Calendar for a Strategic Survey
  • Membership Efforts
  • NFB and NFBMD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Free COVID-19 Tests Update
  • NFBMD Advocacy Skills Training Sessions
  • Important Upcoming Dates


Braille Spectator, Spring 2022

In this issue:
•    Focus Forward!
•    The Eleventh Hour Session
•    Good News about ABLE Accounts
•    Will You Help Us Right this Wrong?
•    Student Spotlight: Katelyn Siple
•    Ruth Sager: Modeling How to Live the Life We Want
•    Chapter Spotlight: National Harbor
•    Tribute to a Colleague and Friend: Michelle Slaughter Clark
•    Student Spotlight: Shawn Abraham
•    Readers Speak: What They Want Us to Know
•    Chesapeake City Resident Continues to Create Despite Disability
•    2021 Rachel Olivero Accessibility Innovation Award
•    2021 Convention Awards
•    Profile of an NFBMD Leader: Millie Rivera
•    Congressional Lawmakers Want Investigation into USPS Program for the Visually Impaired
•    2021 NFBMD Resolutions
•    Spectator Specs


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National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
Ronza Othman, President 
15 Charles Plaza
Apartment 3002
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 426-4110