Free Slate Program

Young childs hands using a slate styllus.
We believe every blind person should have all of the tools available to them as a means to independence. The slate and stylus have long been and continue to be valuable tools for writing Braille.

The slate and stylus is the only Braille-writing device that has the same portability, flexibility and affordability as a pen and pencil. From labeling your can goods to jotting down a phone number, the uses and advantages of the slate and stylus to the blind are as varied as those of the pencil or pen to the sighted.

We are giving free of charge, an aluminum 4-line, 28 cell slate with the Whozit logo, and a round plastic bulb stylus.

Request a Free Slate and Stylus!

Visit our online free slate and stylus application form now or complete an accessible PDF application online. Completed applications should be mailed to:

Young student using slate styllus.Free Slate Program
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
      at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland  21230

Any blind individual in the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico may request a slate and stylus for their personal use. Requests may be made as often as once per year.

Senior using slate stylus.Additional Information