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National Federation of the Blind of the UK is a national membership organisation of blind and partially sighted people working and campaigning on behalf of others in the UK with similar difficulties.


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We in NFBUK want blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted people to be treated equally and receive the same dignity and respect as other members of society.  We want to be able to move safely around our local areas, take part in education and training, get a job, have a social life –  do  exactly what the average UK citizen expects to do.

What do we do?

We work with many other charities and organisations, and also with local and national government departments and committees who make decisions that affect blind and partially sighted people.   We keep them updated about the problems and issues that we, as blind and partially sighted people, face and work with them to find solutions.

How do we meet and operate?

We have a network of local Branches around the country and a postal Branch for those members not able to get to a local group.  NFBUK has an e-group and a national audio magazine where members can exchange views about subjects that affect or interest them. We also circulate FedNews, a bi-monthly magazine of news and views from Branches, members, government and other sources, in both audio and e-mail.

From our office in Wakefield, we provide information for our members and their Branches in Braille, large-print, e-mail and various forms of audio media.

NFBUK does not receive any Government funding and it is thanks to the backing and donations from our members and supporters that we are able to keep campaigning. You could help NFBUK by setting up a regular donation or by making a single donation. Thank you for your support

Our latest news

BBC Red Button Closure Suspended

We have just heard some fantastic news today from Damian Collins MP that the BBC Red Button Closure has been suspended pending further information. The NFBUK are looking forward to working alongside Damian Collins MP, […]

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Save the BBC Red Button Teletext Service!

On Thursday 30th January 2020, the BBC will be closing down its Red Button Teletext Service and the NFBUK’s have begun an urgent petition to help save this service. The BBC Red Button Teletext service […]

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