More than five hundred thousand people in the United States are legally blind, and each year at least fifty thousand more will become blind. Studies show that, after AIDS and cancer, blindness is the medical condition people fear the most. When blindness strikes, many people turn to the National Federation of the Blind for Vision assistance, Education and Training.
The National Federation of the Blind of Alaska (or Alaska NFB) is blind people providing peer support for one another. Blindness need not be a tragedy. We work together integrating blind people into society as equals and productive members. We do so by helping people outgrow their many misconceptions about blindness and by changing laws affecting us.
Alaska NFB is one of the 52 state affiliates (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) of the National Federation of the Blind - there are over 50,000 blind and interested sighted people in NFB.
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