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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.

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How to Join

Becoming a member of the National Federation of the Blind is easy to do! Membership in the NFB is rewarding because it opens up a network of unparalleled support, friendship, and resources.

Together with love, hope, and determination, we help you transform your dreams into reality. Become a member through your local chapter or division. best way to join is by attending a chapter or division meeting in your local area.

Generally, you simply submit your contact details and pay the annual membership dues of that chapter or division. Membership in a chapter or division also makes you a member of the national body of the NFB. Affiliate members are able to run for state or national offices and have state and national voting rights.

By becoming an active member of the NFB family, you will gain self-confidence and self-esteem and learn ways to overcome any challenge. Cultivating relationships, gaining access to local information, and learning from blind people in your area are just a few of the benefits of joining at this level.

For chapter and division contact information, meeting times, and resources in your area, go to the chapters or Divisions and Committees page.

Become a member-at-large

Becoming a member-at-large is mostly for people who live in areas that do not have local chapters or divisions, or those who can't engage locally but want to support the organization. Members-at-large are members of the national organization. Members-at-large may vote at our national convention. By contrast, becoming a member of an affiliate offers access to statewide NFB events and the network of friendship and support available in her or his state, as well as local voting rights.

To ask questions or obtain more information, please email us at or call (305) 972-8529 .