With more than 50,000 members, nationaly, the National
Federation of the Blind is the largest and most influential
membership organization of blind people in the United
States. The NFB improves blind people’s lives through
advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs
encouraging independence and self-confidence. It is the
leading force in the blindness field today and the voice
of the nation's blind. In January 2004 the NFB opened
the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute,
the first research and training center in the United States
for the blind led by the blind.
NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington
D.C. and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters.