Private voting is a right, it does not require sight.



2024 Missouri BELL (Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning) Academy

June 3 - 14, 2024

St. Louis and Kansas City, MO


For more information and/or register, please go to our




62nd Annual Convention Rewind

has arrived.  To relive all of the excitement go to our

State Convention Page



Save the Date!

April 10 - 13, 2025

Stoney Creek Hotel at 2601 South Providence Road - Columbia, MO  65203


It is not too early to put the 2025 convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri on your calendar! Members of the Columbia chapter are extremely excited to host our 63rd annual convention.  The convention will be April 10-13 at the Stoney Creek Hotel at 2601 South Providence Road with room rates at an incredible $99.00 a night with tax of 12.975%. The Frugal Federationist package will return this year saving attendees on food and registration cost; Prices will be released later this year.  Pet dogs are welcome if they weigh less than 50 pounds. The hotel has a fitness center, an indoor/outdoor pool complimentary Wi-Fi. And features The Antlers Lounge.  This will be the  9th time in the chapter’s 51 year history to host  our federation family and the chapter hopes to make this event the best yet! 



Job Opening

Mentor for Blind/Visually Impaired Youth

The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri, Mission Beam is looking for successful blind/low vision individuals who are proficient in blindness skills, alternative techniques, and who are interested in empowering youth through this mentorship program. Mentors will guide blind and visually impaired youth as they acquire blindness skills in the areas of; self-advocacy, peer mentoring, independent-living, and career readiness.

Please go to our Mission BEAM page to apply.



The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.


Our Pledge

I pledge to participate actively in the efforts of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its constitution.