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The National Federation of the Blind of California 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 does not hold us back. Together with love, hope and determination, we transform dreams into reality.

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What is the National Federation of the Blind?

The National Federation of the Blind is an organization of blind and interested sighted people whose purpose is to promote equal opportunity for the blind. Founded in 1940, the Federation has affiliates in every state, Puerto Rico, Washington DC and includes more than 50,000 of the nation’s blind. Dedicated to the complete integration of the blind into society, the Federation works toward the removal of legal, economic, and societal barriers to full participation by blind people in employment, education, recreation, and all other aspects of community life. The Federation is working to end discrimination by educating the public to new concepts about blindness and the abilities of blind people, offering training and advocacy to blind people and to parents of blind children, and providing job referrals and placements. The Federation helps the newly blinded to learn the techniques that will enable them to maintain productive lives and informs them of services available from governmental and private agencies and of the laws and regulations concerning the blind.

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Join Us at National Convention in Orlando, Florida

NFB24 Registration and Virtual Experience:

The early registration for the National Federation of the Blind National Convention is now closed. Onsite registration in Orlando will be available. The NFB24 Virtual Experience registration remains open now through convention. Learn more about convention at

Caucus.  Mark your calendars.  The California caucus, where we share state-specific announcements and discuss how our state should vote on the proposed resolutions, will be held on July 6 at 8:00 p.m. in meeting room Signature 2 (second level).

Banquet.  Note that we will not be formally hosting a banquet ticket exchange this year.  Grab a few friends that you would like to sit with at the banquet and select a table leader from your group to turn your tickets in for a table number.  In the spirit of the Federation, consider inviting some new people to join your group.  Please make sure that everyone is included and feels welcome

Contact.  You can usually find President Tim Elder sitting under the California flag a few minutes before each general session.  Don’t hesitate to reach out by email to or find Tim at the flag if you have any concerns once you are in Orlando.  Also note that the email and phone information for all chapter and division presidents is available on our website, under local chapters.  Be sure to register if you haven’t done so already and check the email used for registration regularly for more information and updates.  We look forward to seeing everyone very soon.

BELL Academy

Join the NFB of California for our residential NFB BELL Academy, July 21-26, 2024. In addition to Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children will learn vital independent living skills and interact with blind adult mentors. Transportation is not provided. We ask families to please drop off their student on Sunday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. and pick them up on Friday, July 26 at 4:00 p.m. All meals will be provided. Registration is seventy-five dollars per student. Financial assistance may be available. For more information or additional questions please contact Debbie.


Complete the BELL Academy registration form today (also available in Spanish). 

Additional Information

For additional information about the National Federation of the Blind of California or how to send us a donation, please contact NFBCA President Tim Elder at the following:

National Federation of the Blind of California
Phone: 916-382-0372

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