Welcome to NABA!

Our mission is to assist
individuals who are
blind or visually impaired
achieve independence
and grow.

We invite you to learn more . . . 

Give a Donation

Every dollar counts – and every dollar goes directly to helping individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Thank you for supporting our mission to…. Empower the lives of the blind and visually impaired.

Become a Volunteer

NABA depends on the time and skills of volunteers in order to create better opportunities for the blind and visually impaired.

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Event Sponsorship

We welcome you to join the NABA family of supporters and become a sponsor for one of our amazing events. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available.


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

– Helen Keller


To assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired achieve independence and growth.

NABA is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, that provides its services to individuals without regard to socioeconomic status, race, religion, gender or age.

2020 NABA Annual Report

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NABA provides limited services in some counties and throughout the greater Capital Region to residents of Albany, Columbia, Montgomery, Fulton, Greene, Dutchess, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington Counties.


October 11, 12 & 13 - The 14th Annual Low Vision Tech and Wellness Fairs

Video recordings from the 2020 and 2021 Low Vision Tech Fairs are available on our Resources page.

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COVID Update for Visitors:

Patients, visitors, participants, and vendors are required to have a temperature screening upon entering the building.  

Patients and anyone accompanying them in the Low Vision Clinic are required to wear a mask.  Masks are provided at check-in.

Masks are optional for all others and are offered at check-in.

As of December 8, 2021, all NABA employees were required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof. NABA Employees are required to stay home when sick or if have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath.


If exposed and vaccinated and have received a booster shot NABA abides by CDC recommendations as follows: 

  • Wearing a mask is recommended for 10 days after the exposure, even for those fully vaccinated against COVID.
  • If you develop symptoms, get tested.
  • The CDC does not recommend quarantine unless you develop symptoms.

Updated 5/24/2022

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