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National Federation of the Blind of Florida

An affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind.

Live the life you want.

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

 The NFB of Florida is the state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. We have local chapters throughout Florida. In addition, we have special interest Divisions and Committees This web site is to provide valuable information to individuals about blindness, the National Federation of the Blind, and the National Federation of the Blind of Florida. If you have any questions please contact:

Denise Valkema, President   305-972-8529 or 1-888-282-5972

Gloria Mills Hicks, Treasurer   813-837-1100 or 1-866-342-5080

National Federation of the Blind of Florida
14919 SW 90 Terrace
Miami, FL 33196


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! The National Federation of the Blind of Florida (NFBF) is now accepting applications for scholarships to attend the 2016 National NFB Convention in Orlando. This scholarship is intended for first timers or those who need financial assistance. Recipients will receive their scholarships at the 2016 National Federation of the Blind Convention scheduled from June30th through July 5th at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando, Florida.  Qualified applicants should complete the NFBF Scholarship Application Form in Microsoft Word format and return to:

Paul Martinez, Scholarship Chair Cell Phone:  (813) 390-5720

The National Federation of the Blind of Florida will be awarding ten scholarships in the amount of $300 each at the National convention. In addition, all scholarship applicants must register for the National convention, attend two  nights, and complete all components of the scholarship form. The Completed applications are due to Paul Martinez no later than May 7th, 2016. Winners will receive their awards upon arrival. Click Here do download the application in Microsoft Word Format.


The KNFB Reader Mobile is now available for both IOS and Android devices.

What is the KNFB Reader Mobile?

The KNFB Reader app is a revolutionary tool that you can use, with the touch of a single button, to read virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos, and many other documents.  Compatible with Apple iPhone, Android phones, and other compatible Apple or Android devices.

Learn more:

Where to Buy KNFB Reader Mobil:
Buy from ITunes:
Buy from Google Store:


"The real problem of blindness is not the lack of eyesight.
The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information
which exist. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity,
blindness can be no more than a physical nuisance."


NFBF Upcoming Events!

NFBF Chapters, Committees, and Divisions

Blind People Can Read the Newspaper -- Learn about NFB-NEWSLINE®!

Join the NFBF Discussion List at NFB-Net!

NFBF Resolutions (including those passed at our latest Convention)

Legislation affecting the Blind of Florida and the Nation

How You Can Donate to the National Federation of the Blind of Florida

Remember the National Federation of the Blind of Florida in Your Will.

National Association of Blind Veterans is Online

NFBF Constitution

Minutes of NFBF Board of Directors

Links to Florida Agencies


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