Educating and Encouraging Since 1936

A blind woman in a black shirt standing outside a brick building and holding her white cane upright in front of her.

Are you a person with vision loss?
Do you know someone with vision loss?
There is help.

The North Dakota Association of the Blind is a volunteer organization that has been educating and encouraging people who are blind since 1936. We strive to enhance the way of life for people who are blind or visually impaired, to encourage employment opportunities, and to educate the public about sight loss.


Our vision is for all North Dakotans who are blind or visually impaired to live fulfilling, independent lives!


If you want to share your daily challenges or get ideas on how to complete a task using reduced or no vision, local support groups are available offering mentoring and support. Learn more about support groups here.


For students who are pursuing further education, NDAB has scholarships. Learn more here. We are here to help make life more livable.

On the left, Amy has curly brown hair and wears yellow-tinted glasses and a red and black floral shirt. On the right, Faith has long, straight, light brown hair and wears a navy blue polo shirt.

Congratulations to NDAB’s 2022 scholarship recipients, Amy Osvold and Faith Norby! Amy is obtaining her masters in social work from Florida State University. Faith is a first year student at the University of Mary in Bismarck majoring in English Education.

NDAB provides assistance with learning adaptive daily living skills, and alternative leisure activities. We organize and run a week-long camp where these skills can be developed. Learn more about camp here.


We also promote the awareness of sight loss through lobbying, fund raising, and conventions. Without fund raising or donations, NDAB would fail in its mission. If you want to help, you can become a member, or make a donation.

If you want to hear what our members think of NDAB, then watch the video below:


Upcoming Events

Event Date More Info
NDVS/SB Adult Week Programming in Grand Forks May 15-20  
NDVS/SB Adult Week Programming in Grand Forks June 5-10  
NDAB Convention in Fargo June 10-12 More info available here.
ACB Convention in Omaha, Nebraska July 1-8 More Info coming soon.
NDAB Camp at Camp Grassick August 7-15 Camp info here.
White Cane Safety Day 15-Oct  

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We believe people with vision loss should live a successful, productive life.

Check out this unique virtual opportunity!You are invited to HAVIN's 2022 virtual Insight Expo! 🎉 BYOB: Be Your Own BossDate: Saturday, April 30, 2022
 Location: Online Zoom eventExpo: 9 a.m. - Noon
Exhibits: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Make plans to join HAVIN for our 2022 virtual Insight Expo! Our theme is “BYOB: Be Your Own Boss“. We will discuss how those in the blind community can take charge of their life through work, hobbies, and still have fun. 👨🏻‍🦯Are you interested in learning how to turn your hobby or passion into a profit? Or want to build your brand to reach a wider audience? Then be sure to check out our two presentations with Victoria Hillard, founder of Blind Professionals Network (BPN), and Chelsea Nguyen, owner of CN Vision Image Consulting. Finally, we are especially excited to announce that one of our board members, Naomi Panarella, will be our keynote speaker this year.Our Insight Expo will take place on Saturday, April 30. The main program will be from 9 am CST to 12 pm followed by our virtual exhibit hall from 1 pm CST to 3 pm. At our virtual exhibit hall you can visit with several of the organizations and companies that serve our visually impaired community. Registration is now open! Make sure to save your spot because those who register by April 22 will be eligible to win a door prize.💰 Make plans to come join us and feel free to share this with your groups, friends, and anybody you think might want to attend. Register A silhouette of a man in an office chair is on the lower right side. The flyer shows info the 2022 Insight Expo - BYOB: Be Your Own Boss. The keynote speaker is Naomi Panarella. Register now at ... See MoreSee Less
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