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.

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:


  • 2022 Call to Convention
    The Fargo Convention Planning Committee invites you to “See Blind Possible” at the 2022 convention of the North Dakota Association of the Blind on Friday, June 10th, through Sunday, June 12th. The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Fargo SW, near Sanford Medical Center, at 4711 19th Ave. S., Fargo. A block …

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  • Students learn about life with vision loss
    Students at Our Redeemer’s Christian School had the opportunity to learn and understand how life with vision loss impacts people. They had the chance to learn about and play goalball, which is a game played mainly by those who are blind and visually impaired. Read full article here.
  • ND Governor White Cane Safety Day Proclamation
  • Fargo Mayor White Cane Safety Day Proclamation
    Fargo Mayor, Timothy Mahoney, has proclaimed October 15th 2021 as White Cane Safety Day.
  • 2021 Call to Convention
    Get ’er Done in ’21 – with Kindness The NDAB 2021 Convention Planning Committee invites you to Get ’er Done in ’21. While sitting in your favorite chair in the comfort of your home, you can join us via Zoom on June 11-13 for our first virtual convention.      The Convention will be more streamlined …

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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