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  

View videos from the NDAB Youtube feed