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The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. 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.

The 2019 newly elected board members of the NFB of Florida

2020 State Convention

The 2020 State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida (NFBF) will be held in Tampa, Florida.

The convention will be held over the Memorial Day weekend: Friday through Monday, May 22 – 25, 2020 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Bush Gardens

2020 Online Registration

To register for the 50th Anniversary Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Florida use the Online Registration link or call toll free (800) 838-3006

The Chapter Registration Form is available to download using the following link: Chapter Registration Form.

To become an exhibitor in our 50th Anniversary State Convention download the sponsorship form.
For all convention information, you can visit our 2020 State Conventionpage.

2019 Convention Sponsors

Vanda Pharmaceuticals

Vanda pharmaceuticals is dedicated to raising the awareness of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24) and supporting the blindness community. Non-24 is a rare circadian rhythm disorder affecting up to 30% of totally blind individuals. People living with Non-24 experience excessive daytime sleepiness, nighttime sleeplessness which leads to impaired social and occupational function due to misalignment of the internal master body clock to the 24-hour day, disrupting the sleep-wake cycle.

Come visit us at our booth to learn more about Non-24 and sign up for additional information

A circadian rhythm disorder

Visit us online at
Call a health educator toll free at 1-855-856-2424, 24 hours

2020 Student Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind of Florida is now accepting student scholarship applications for 2020. Several scholarships will be awarded, each in the amount of $1,500 at the annual convention banquet scheduled for Sunday evening, May 24, 2020.

All documentation must be return to:

Merry Schoch, Scholarship Chair
Cell Phone: (813) 625-1850

You can download the scholarship checklist, guideline documentation, and the scholarship application using the links below. Save the file and then open the file for completion:

The National Federation of the Blind is not an organization speaking for the blind - It is the blind speaking for ourselves.