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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.

Contact Us

NFB of Florida

Florida Resource List

Denise Valkema, President

11551 S.W. 90th Street
Miami, Florida 33176
Cell: 305-972-8529

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Cherice Fleming Togun, President
Florida Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Other State Resources

Library Services:
Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
421 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-2803
Librarian: Jim Woolyhand
Library Code: FL1A
Telephone: 386-239-6000
Toll Free (In state): 800-226-6075
Fax: 386-239-6069

Rehabilitation Services:
Division of Blind Services
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1114
Tallahassee, Florida 3239
Phone: 850-245-0300
Fax: 850-245-0363

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
4070 Esplanade Way, Floor 2
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Videophone: 850-298-8818

Lighthouse of the Big Bend
3071 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-942-3658, extension 201
Fax: 850-943-4518
(Only serving North Central Florida)

Children's Services:
Florida Department of Education
Florida Division of Blind Services
Robert Doyle, Director
325 West Gaines Street
Room 1114, Turlington Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Toll Free: 800-342-1828
Phone: 850-245-0300
Fax: 850-245-0363

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an email to