The National Federation of the Blind of Utah (NFB) is the largest organization of the blind in the state of Utah. Founded in 1957, the Federation’s purpose is to help blind people achieve self-confidence, self-respect, and self-determination. The NFB of Utah represents Utah as part of the National Federation of the Blind. This organization of the blind has over 50,000 members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Our goal is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. We are a not for profit 501C (3) charitable organization that consists of both blind and sighted members. The NFB of Utah has 5 chapters located in St. George, Utah County, Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, and Logan. We also have 3 Divisions that work specifically with Students, seniors, and Parents of Blind Children. These local chapters and Divisions hold monthly gatherings to support and encourage one another and to plan activities for our future. Most of us are volunteers, and through hard work we make our dreams of independence and productivity come true. If the problems facing the blind are to be solved (and we believe they can be), the blind of Utah, working collectively, must do it. We dare to dream of a bright tomorrow for ourselves, for blind children, and for those who come after us; and we are prepared to work together to bring that future into being. This is the essence of the National Federation of the Blind of Utah.
What does the NFB of Utah do to enhance opportunity for the blind?
The National Federation of the Blind of Utah is committed to changing common myths and misconceptions of blindness by:
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