Welcome to Florida Council of the Blind
The Florida Council of the Blind (FCB), a state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), is a statewide organization of blind people working to make life better through public education, legislative actions, and providing a statewide information and referral service through Project Insight. Established in 1953, the Florida Council of the Blind (FCB) is the largest self-advocacy and support group of its kind in the state with many local chapters and several special interest affiliate groups, including a Chapter of At-Large Members (CALM) for those who are in an area where there is no local chapter. Read our brochure here or download our brochure here.
If you have questions about FCB, you may call 800-267-4448, or our local number 386-763-3836, or send email to floridacouncil@comcast.net..

FCB 71st Annual Convention

When: Thursday May 16 through Sunday at noon on May 19, 2024
Where: Southbank Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32207
For more about room rates, making reservations, etc. read more here. Go to Exhibitor information and registration.

Awards Nominations are Open!

Please read about the Awards Criteria here.  You may also see our Award Winners from 1973 to current.

Scholarships Available

The Florida Council of the Blind (FCB) Scholarship Program consists of awards totaling $7,250.00, offered to exemplary students who are enrolled in academic education, professional or technical training beyond the High School level. Read more and apply here.

White Cane Bulletins

You can read or download the current issue of the White Cane Bulletin here. See past issues.

Project Insight: A Resource for People Who are Blind or Losing Vision

If you are a Florida resident, who is visually impaired, and need help adjusting to your vision loss, call Project Insight today!  1-800-26SIGHT, 1-800-267-4448, Local Number: 386-763-3836, floridacouncil@comcast.net  Read more here.

Accessible Vote By Mail Best Practices in Florida

Accessible Vote by Mail Best Practices in Florida was sent to the Supervisors of Elections for all of Florida's 67 counties. Read or download here.