Join Us

The National Federation of the Blind welcomes all blind people, parents of blind children, blind students, those losing vision, and more. We are a family of members and friends that knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. You can live the life you want.

How to Join

NFB President Mark A. Riccobono and First Lady Melissa Riccobono.The best way to become a member of the National Federation of the Blind is to attend a chapter or division meeting in your local area. You can find your nearest chapter or division meeting by reaching out to your state affiliate president. Membership in a chapter or division will automatically grant you membership in your state affiliate and the national organization.

Contact your state affiliate president today.

As a member, you will have:

  • Access to national and local resources and information
  • The support of a powerful community
  • Connections to blind mentors
  • Access to training
  • National and local NFB voting rights
  • A subscription to our monthly e-newsletter

Open House Gathering Calls

The National Federation of the Blind invites blind people to learn more about being a member and the benefits. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear from active members and leaders on the myths and uncertainties of the Federation. We will discuss membership, philosophy, and purpose.

Our one-hour-long open house gathering calls are scheduled for the followings dates:

  • Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. eastern time via Zoom

Sign up for the open house gathering call today. For questions, contact [email protected] or call 410-659-9314, extension 2401. We look forward to your participation! 


If you live in an area that doesn’t have a local chapter or division, or if other factors prevent you from attending a chapter or division meeting, you can join the National Federation of the Blind as a member-at-large. While this option might not include as many networking and friendship-building opportunities, joining the NFB as a member-at-large will give you: 

  • National voting rights
  • A subscription to our monthly e-newsletter

You can become a member-at-large by filling out our member-at-large online form. You can also use this member-at-large form (Word) and mail your information and payment to us.

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.