National Federation of the Blind of Florida
National Federation of the Blind of Florida (NFBF) is an affiliate of National Federation of the Blind (NFB). NFB believes, "The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information which exist. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness is only a physical nuisance." Learn more about how you can be a part of this organization.
About National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind currently has more than 50,000 members. NFB is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind people in the United States. NFB improves blind people’s lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the leading force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nations blind. In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.
The NFB has affiliates in all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and over 700 local chapters. To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind go to the website at: http://www.nfb.org.
The National Federation of the Blind of Florida (NFBF) is a dynamic, growing organization. NFBF currently has 16 chapters in the following Florida communities: Broward county, Daytona Beach, East Hillsborough county, Gainesville, Hernando/East Pasco counties, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade, Orlando, Palm Beach, Pinellas county, Polk county, St. Lucie county, Tallahassee, and Tampa Bay. Additional chapters will be formed in the near future.
In addition, NFBF has special interest divisions and committees. Here is a list of divisions and committees:
- Deaf-Blind Division
- Guide Dog Users Division (FlAGDU)
- Merchants Division
- Parents Division
- Students Division Fund Raising Committee
- NFBF-Newsline Committee
- Resolutions Committee
- Scholarship Committee
If you live in or near a geographic area where chapters are located, please attend a meeting. You can find out about a local chapter, division or committee from the NFBF website located at www.nfbflorida.org.