Greater Rocket City Chapter NFB of Alabama

Changing what it means to be blind!

"The National Federation of the Blind - Greater Rocket City Chapter"

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind peoplebecause low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. 

People who are blind can experience all of the joys and empowerment of every day life, and the lack of eyesight can be the least problem of blindness. Great significance is a person?s misunderstanding and lack of information. For example, with proper training and opportunity, blindness is often regarded more as a nuisance than a disability.  

The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama is a self-help group of blind people who provide peer support for one another. The NFB of Alabama can help you understand that blindness need not be a tragedy. We work together to promote the goal of integrating blind people into society as equals and productive members. We work towards this goal by helping people out grow their many misconceptions about blindness and by changing laws that affect the blind.  

Greater Rocket City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is an affiliate of the NFB of Alabama - visit


Monthly Meeting

Come join us at our next monthly meeting on December 12, 2020, at 11:00 a.m!  The Greater Rocket City Chapter - Serving Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Athens and the surrounding areas, meets on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00am.  Currently we are meeting via zoom!!  Join us by following this link. Join our Zoom Meeting or by calling (646) 876-9923 and Meeting ID: 251 656 5165 or One tap mobile

+16468769923,,2516565165# US (New York)  Please come join us!  At our upcoming chapter meeting, we will talk about the now five year old Alabama Freedom Center for the Blind, our Structure Discovery Center in Birmingham, Alabama.  A partnership between the National Federation of the Blind of Alabama (NFBAL), the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB) and Alabama Department of Rehabilitative Services (ADRS). We will discuss our upcoming virtual Washington Seminar, February 8 through 11, 2021.We will discuss how blind people can do outdoor activities that the blind are a part of, including cross country skiing, beep baseball, white water rafting and kayaking. You won't want to miss out!  We are here in the Rocket City to provide you with important information regarding blindness! We continue to blastoff with great opportunities for the blind.   For more details, visit our chapter's website at We hope to see you at a meeting very soon. 


Please visit our state affiliate website at for details on upcoming state activities, including our 2021 National Federation of the Blind convention and our 2021 National Federation of the Blind of Alabama annual convention to be held anywhere and everywhere,  March 3 through 7, 2021. 


At our 2020 National Federation of the Blind virtual convention this past July, which was the NFB's 80th annual convention, we had 125 Alabamians participated in the week long convention that offered numerous seminars and exhibits regarding blindness techniques and technology. We expect even more at our 2021 convention this summer in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Please visit for more details. We are now in the 81st year of the National Federation of the Blind.  You won't want to miss the review of accomplishments of the organized blind of the national over the past 80 years.  It will be a celebration you will want to be a part of.


Our 2020 NFB of Alabama convention was another great success with a record 145 registered attendees.  We are well underway in planning for our 2021 virtual convention.  The convention will be at held anywhere and everywhere, via Zoom.  It will be held March 3-7, 2021.  You will find details of the Alabama convention at  Save the dates on your calendar and plan now to be a part of the largest gathering of blind people in Alabama.   Our conventions are always exciting and energetic with many nationally known blind dynamic speakers. 



Contact Larry Povinelli at or 256-325-4120 for more info.

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Greater Rocket City Chapter

Larry Povinelli, Treasurer

121 Cork Alley

Madison, AL 35758-3106

(256) 325-4120

(703) 969-6476 Cell

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