Blind friends catching up at our National Convention, 2006.Two blind girls huggingThree blind adults chatting about technology.  All of them have their Braille notes with them.Participants (blind teenagers) of our Rocket On! Program

Live the Life You Want

Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines him or his future, and he demonstrates this truth every day, as do our members across the nation. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. In this video, President Riccobono invites you to join us because together with love, hope, and determination, our Federation family will transform dreams into reality.

How to Join

Please consider joining us. Find out how to become a member of the National Federation of the Blind.

Membership-Building Information

Current members, visit this page to learn how to strengthen your local NFB chapter and state affiliate.

Discussion Groups

Browse through our list of discussion groups that you can join to share ideas on topics related to blindness, including information for students, professionals, and much more.

Divisions and Committees

Members of the NFB have formed a number of special interest divisions, committees, and groups to share information with parents of blind children, blind students, members interested in a variety of recreational activities, and blind workers in a variety of professional fields. Find information about your specific interests here!


Find information about the conventions of the National Federation of the Blind, including information about our national convention, state conventions, Washington Seminar, and other NFB related events.

Laws and Legislation

Find information on the legislative work of the National Federation of the Blind, including current issues, legislative victories, and model legislation.

National Federation of the Blind Policies

Diversity Statement
Accessibility Policy