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You can live the life you want; blindness
is not what holds you back.

The National Federation of the Blind of WV 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.

Upcoming Events

2023 NFBWV State Convention

October 12, 2023 to October 15, 2023

St. John XXIII pastoral center
100 Hodges Road
Charleston, WV 25314

The NFBWV State Convention is the largest gathering of blind people in the state. Click here to learn more about the state convention.

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Talking Book Services

For information about how to get free talking books through the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled program, contact the West Virginia Library Commission at 1-800-642-9021 or visit their website at

Rehabilitation Services

For information about job training, daily living or independence skills, or braille literacy, contact the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services at 1-800-642-8207 (toll free).

Beware of Scam Messages

We have received several calls, text messages, and emails over the last few days asking about emails and text messages that look like they are coming from President Marcus Soulsby or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia. The emails or text messages are asking people to contact Marcus or other members of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message. We want to let you all know, this is a scam and not something that is being sent from Marcus or any other members of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia Board of Directors. It has been noted that the email address or phone number they are coming from is not Marcus's or others listed on the affiliate website, but they are using their names. The organization would not ever ask for gift card purchases or other personal information like this in emails or text messages.

If you ever do have a question about an email or text message that you receive from Marcus or anyone else from the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia, and think it may be a scam, please make sure to reach out to Marcus or the name in the email or text message prior to sending any information to it. After determining the message is a scam, please report it to for their records.

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