According to census 2011 there are around 2,50,000 blind persons in the state , most of these people belong to the under privileged strata of the society. Blindness combined with poverty limits their access to education, employment, health services, etc. All these finally leads to their socio-economic exclusion.
To promote equality of this marginalized groups, to reduce their exclusion, to help them in participating in all developmental measures, make them heard and assert their right, the NFB Karnataka has devised a well focused programme of advocacy with the support of its national leadership.
The federation undertakes the initiatives of both legal and civil advocacy in order to influence the government for improvement and modernization of public policies and practices, governing the rehabilitation, education, employment, social security and other concerns of persons with disability in general and blind in particular.
The federation also persuades the state government for effective implementation of persons with disability act 1995, UN convention of the rights of persons with disability and directions of the judiciary regarding socio-economic empowerment of persons with disability
It is also actively engaged in delivery of benefits of various welfare schemes of central and state government to maximum number of people with visual disability.