Who We Are.
The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa 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.
Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest membership organization of blind persons with fifty thousand members in all fifty states plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The mission of the NFB is to serve as a means for blind people to work collectively to improve lives of blind individuals.
The NFB demonstrates that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on equal terms with their sighted peers. The NFB of Iowa is the state affiliate of the national organization. While the affiliate receives some resources and support from the national organization, NFBI is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an independent budget, leadership, and suite of programs impacting blind children and adults in Iowa.
Activities and programs include:
- Washington Seminar
- Braille Challenge
- BELL Academy
- National Convention
- White Cane Safety Day
- State Convention
Please visit the “chapters and divisions” section of our site or contact our Affiliate President Donna Prime if you have any questions regarding our events or how to get involved with NFBI.