In Our State
Who We Are
The ultimate purpose of the NFB of Hawai`i is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. This objective involves the removal of legal, economic and social discriminations; the education of the public to new concepts concerning blindness; and the achievement by all blind people of the right to exercise to the fullest their individual talents and capacities. It means the right of the blind to work along with their sighted neighbors in the professions, common callings, skilled trades, and regular occupations.
The National Federation of the Blind defends the rights of blind people of all ages and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more. We believe in the hopes and dreams of blind people and work together to transform them into reality. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
We are the transformative membership and advocacy organization of blind people. Securing Independence. Protecting Rights. Enhancing Education. We Are Blind People.
National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii State Convention 2023
Make your plans now to attend the 2023 Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii!
The National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii is pleased to announce our 2023 State Convention. This year's convention will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Elk's Lodge at 2933 Kalakaua Avenue.
September 15 - 16, 2023
The NFB of Hawaii is pleased to announce that applications for our 2023 - 2024 scholarships are now available. The deadline for these scholarships is September 1, 2023.Learn more about our scholarship programs
From Our National Community
The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the world. It is the premier event for training, support, and information for the blind community. It also serves as a governing body, democratically electing our leadership and establishing each year's organizational priorities.Attend convention!
Free White Cane Program
The white cane allows you to travel independently and safely—no blind person should be without one. We offer you a free one. You can order a new one every six months. The National Federation of the Blind has distributed nearly 100,000 free white canes since 2008.Request a free white cane!
Learning at home
When virtual education is necessary, we want blind students to be able to continue learning alongside their sighted peers. Gather the whole family, and check out our weekly activities, interactive Zoom lessons, how to videos and more.Learn Home
Resources & More
NFB-NEWSLINE is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, or print-disabled that offers access to publications, job listings, and more.Learn More
Free White Cane Program
The white cane gives blind people the ability to achieve a full and independent life. We have distributed more than 64,000 white canes since 2008.Learn More
Ways to Give
Your donations help us distribute free white canes, provide children with Braille and nonvisual skills instruction, advocate for the rights of blind Americans, and more.Learn More
Early Childhood Initiatives
Our early childhood initiatives provide young blind children and their families with support and guidance to master the fundamental skills of literacy and independent travel.Learn More