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Now you can have the convenience of an OCR scanner in the palm of your hand

The KNFB Reader app is a revolutionary tool that you can use, with the touch of a single button, to read virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos, and many other documents. Accuracy is facilitated by a field-of-view report, automatic page detection, and tilt control.

Our National Organization Needs Funding To Complete Our Nation Wide Mission!!!!

As a national fundraiser, the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle donation program. The NFB\ís vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax donation on your federal income tax return. For more information, including how to donate, please follow the above link!

WELCOME to the NFB of RI

The National Federation of the Blind is not an organization speaking for the blind, it is the blind speaking for themselves.

The NFB of Rhode Island is an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. With affiliates in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, the NFB is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States.

Chapters and Divisions

Chapter meetings are an excellent opportunity for those interested in learning more about the NFB and to meet NFB of RI members in-person and get to know what we are all about.

If you are interested in attending one of our meetings for the first time, or you have not attended a meeting in a little while, please contact the appropriate chapter to confirm time and location.

Greater Providence Chapter

The Greater Providence Chapter of the NFB of RI meets on the second Saturday of each month, except for the months of July and October.

Regular meetings are held at Parkway Towers, located at 10 Office Parkway, in East Providence. Meetings run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and they are preceded by a social half hour.

For more information, contact the Greater Providence chapter at (401) 484-5892.

Mount Hope Chapter

The Mount Hope Chapter of the NFB of RI meets on the third Thursday of each month, except for October and December.

Meetings are held at the Rogers Free Library, located at 525 Hope Street, in Bristol. Meetings run from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, preceded by a social half hour. Those using the Ride program should ask to be dropped off and picked up at the Thames Street entrance, located in the back of the building.

For more information, please contact the Mount Hope Chapter at (401) 380-6942 or via email: president (at) mhc (dot) nfbri (dot) org.


You can join members of the NFB of Rhode Island, and others interested in blindness-related issues, on our SELF-HOSTED discussion list serve.

This email list is intended for the discussion of issues pertaining to the blind community of Rhode Island. General blindness-related topics are also welcomed.

To join this list, simply send a message with the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) in the body to:

You will receive two messages; a confirmation of your subscription and a welcome message with details and further instructions.

So sign up and come join the discussion!