Know Your Rights

Knowing your rights is the first step in being the best advocate for yourself! The following information provides an overview of important federal and state laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. As an advocacy organization, the National Federation of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, played a leading role in the passage of these laws. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed.

Right to be free from discrimination


Right to free and appropriate education


Right to non-visual access to public information and state government information technology services


Right to rehabilitation and training services


Right to parent children


Right to be free from insurance discrimination


Right to an accessible hospital Patient’s Bill of Rights


Right to Accessible pharmacy Prescription Labels and notifications


The Right to Library Services


Other Laws About Non-Visual Access