Man teaching brailler use to a boy

The National Federation of the Blind, and therefore also the National Federation of the Blind of Texas, has a very simple mission statement that has been in force since our beginning in 1940 and will never change until such time as it and the organization no longer need exist at all. It is: We are changing what it means to be blind.

Until everyone, blind and sighted alike, understands that blindness need not be a tragedy, until no one uses blindness as an excuse for not trying to succeed or not giving a person a chance, until we all expect blind people to take their place in the community as fully contributing, fully participating members of society, the National Federation of the Blind's mission will be to bring these dreams to reality.