Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

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Welcome to the NFB of New Mexico

Our vision is to bring about security, equality, and opportunity for all blind New Mexicans. Come join us! The blind of New Mexico are going places!

Our Mission:

Photo: Business man using a cane to travel.

Our mission is to empower the blind and visually-impaired people of New Mexico to achieve their highest potential.

We believe that with proper training and encouragement, a blind person can be gainfully employed in the career of their choice, raise a family, participate in community clubs and other organizations, and in all ways enjoy life to the fullest. We accomplish our mission by:
  • Educating the public about blindness and the abilities of blind people.
  • Providing support and resources to blind individuals and their families.
  • Advocating on behalf of blind individuals in a variety of areas, including special education, vocational rehabilitation, independent living, and assistive technology.
  • Providing assistance to parents to obtain appropriate special education services and instruction for blind children, including instruction in Braille.
  • Advocating with local and state government to promote the rights of blind people.
  • Advocating on behalf of blind seniors who are losing vision due to conditions such as macular degeneration.
  • Addressing issues of concern to persons who are blind or visually impaired who have conditions such as Retinopathy of prematurity, septo-optic dysplasia, Cortical visual Impairment, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Bringing blind people together to work toward a common purpose.
  • Collaborating with other organizations to achieve our common goals.

National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
2020 Convention
Serving as a Vehicle of Collective Action
for the Blind to Live the Lives They Want

  • Dates: April 16-19, 2020
  • Place: Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Hotel and Spa

Be a part of the largest gathering of blind people to be held in New Mexico! Join us as we work together to shape our future.

Click here for convention details, online registration, and a downloadable pre-registration form. The deadline for convention pre-registration is March 15.

NFB of New Mexico 2020 Scholarship Program Now Underway

Scholarship For Blind Students

The NFB of New Mexico is now accepting applications for its 2020 Student Scholarship program. Applications (which can be submitted by email or conventional mail) must be turned in no later than Friday, March 6, 2020 and must be submitted as a single complete package.

Scholarship For Parent of a Blind Child

The NFB of New Mexico is now accepting applications for its 2020 Parent Scholarship program. Applications (which can be submitted by email or conventional mail) must be turned in no later than Friday, March 6, 2020.

National Federation of the Blind
2020 Scholarship Program

Each year, our organization awards a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The NFB Scholarship Program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. The cash value of our thirty scholarships, generally ranging from $3,000 to $12,000, is only one aspect of this prestigious program. Each winner also receives funding to travel to and attend the NFB’s national convention, where they have the opportunity to network with other blind students, to exchange information and ideas, and to meet and talk with hundreds of blind people who are successfully working in many occupations and professions.

All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted no later than March 31, 2020. A list of eligibility requirements, as well as documents containing answers to frequently asked questions, a submissions checklist and other supporting materials can also be found on the scholarships website.

Click here to read more about our national scholarship program and to apply for one of our high-value national scholarships.



Contact Information:

Adelmo Vigil, President
National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico
Alamogordo, NM
(575) 921-5422
E-Mail: NFBNewMexicoPresident@gmail.com

Make a Donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico

If you would like to make a charitable donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico, you can donate online through PayPal or contact our treasurer, Curtis Chong, at 303-745-0473.

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 http://www.nfb.org/knfbreader

Live The Life You Want:

The National Federation of the Blind of New Mexico 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.