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 newly elected NFB of Florida Board

2022 State Convention

2022 Florida State convention Countdown

The hosting chapters welcome our members to the 2022 Florida State Convention.

The National Federation of the Blind of Florida State convention is quickly approaching. Our state convention will be held in Jacksonville, Florida. dates are October 7th, 8thand 9th with departure for home October 10th which is Columbus Day.
To reserve your hotel stay and registration information please read below:

Southbank Hotel
1515 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
phone number 1-904-396-5100
Booking Code: FOB

You may start calling today to reserve your room at a rate of $115 per night +13.5% sales tax.
If you would prefer to book online, you may use the following link:

2022 Southbank Hotel,NFB Convention 2022

2022 State Convention Registration

We are excited to announce that registration for our National Federation of the Blind of Florida 2022 State Convention is now open! This year, we are using Google Forms for registration. Please read carefully through the registration process.

Please note: This is a two step registration process. Fill out the registration form and submit it. Your confirmation email will contain the link you need to pay for your registration and banquet fees. Your registration is not complete until you have submitted payment. The fee schedule will be listed in the confirmation email and will indicate if there are processing fees associated with each payment method. Here are some tips when paying:
Credit Card: Please contact affiliate treasurer at the phone number listed in the confirmation email. You may call the treasurer between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. If the treasurer does not answer, you may leave a voicemail or, you may send a text. Let us all be respectful of the treasurers time.

Check: Please send checks or bill pay to the address listed in the confirmation email. If paying for multiple people, please include a list of whom you are paying for.

Please note the following deadlines:

September 4, at 11:59 p.m.: Pre-registration ends and all fees increase by $5.
September 30, 11:59 p.m.: Final deadline to purchase banquet tickets. On September 5, banquet tickets increase by $5. No banquet tickets will be sold after September 30.

If you need assistance, please contact President Paul Martinez, or 813 390 5720.

We look forward to seeing all of you at state convention! Let’s make the River City rumble!

To registrer, please use this link:
2022 state convention registration.

2022 Student Scholarship

The National Federation of the Blind of Florida is now accepting student scholarship applications for 2022. Recipients will receive their scholarships at the 2022 NFBF state convention scheduled for the weekend of Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th in Jacksonville, Florida. Qualified high school seniors and college students must complete the NFBF scholarship application form in MS word format, write a 500 word essay, provide two letters of recommendation, and submit their academic transcripts. All documentation must be return to:

Jorge Hernandez, Chair
NFBF Scholarship Committee
Cell Phone: 786-220-1595

Here are the documents to apply for the 2022 scholarship:

2022 scholarship application in word format.
2022 scholarship checklist in word format
2022 scholarship guidelines in word format.

2021 Convention Sponsors

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has enjoyed a long and enduring partnership with the NFB, and we deeply appreciate our relationship with you.

Thank you for inviting us to participate in The NFB of Florida 2021 Annual State Convention. We are happy to be here and proud to be your Title Sponsor!

Vanda is a biopharmaceutical company that conducts research on a rare condition called Non-24 - a short name for Non-24 Hour Sleep-Wake disorder.

Did you know that up to 70% of people who are totally blind have Non-24 and may not even know it?

Many think that it only affects people who are totally blind, when in fact, Non-24 can affect people with low vision, and even those who are sighted.

Non-24 is characterized by:
- Difficulties falling asleep at night;
- Difficulties staying asleep at night;
- And lots of daytime sleepiness.
Those are the three main symptoms.

And while the symptoms make it seem like a sleep disorder, it is not!
It is actually classified as a circadian rhythm disorder that occurs when our internal sleep-wake rhythm misaligns with a regular 24-hour day-night cycle, leading to the three main symptoms described earlier. This fact often leads to misdiagnosis and misunderstandings about this condition.
To bring attention to all the facts of Non-24, Vanda nurse educators provide educational programs at all levels within your organization and with its various affiliates. You are encouraged to advocate for yourself and for others, by scheduling a live program with Vicki Preddy, either virtually or in person.
For more information about Non-24, or to schedule a live program, please visit Vicki at her convention exhibit booth, or contact her by phone at 202-578-9060.

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