Southwest Florida
Council of The Blind

SWFCB serves citizens of Lee County who are blind or visually impaired through education, advocacy and mentoring.

In Memory of Michael Pierce

October 24th will mark 6 months since the passing of Michael Pierce. Michael had been a beloved member of the SWFCB for the past 6 years. Michael worked tirelessly as an advocate for those with all kinds of disabilities. Michael being totally blind himself faced many challenges. He understood the importance of advocacy. He leaves behind a small family including his beloved guide dog Addy. Yet, he leaves behind a large community of those that loved him and relied on his advocacy every day. He was a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. No one ever walked away from a conversation with Mike without learning something, He was an avid music lover and a great music historian. The Beatles were his favorite. He is sorely missed and the world is a lesser place without him.

- Mary Pierce.

SWFCB serves citizens of Lee County who are blind or visually impaired through education, advocacy and mentoring.
SWFCB is a chapter of the Florida Council of the Blind and an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind.
It’s not necessary to be visually impaired to be a member!

Will and Joe holding banner November 2014


To enhance the lives of blind and visually impaired residents of Lee County.

50th anniversary of white cane safety day swfcb crossing the street as a group 2014


To educate about the challenges faced by and the capabilities of people with vision loss.

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To equalize the opportunities of people with vision loss in education, employment, transportation and recreation.

Holiday Shopping 2017

SWFCB In Action

Come to one of our monthly meetings and check us out! To find out when and where, call (239)314-8768 or email swfcb1@gmail.com

Presenting commissioners with certificates of appreciation November 2014

SWFCB Provides

  • Activities designed to empower those who are blind and visually impaired to be independent,active and productive members of society.

  • Opportunities for networking to develop strategies supporting the rights and needs of people with vision loss.

  • Advocacy for changes enhancing the lives of people with vision loss through representation with local,state and federal officials and organizations.

  • Funding for adaptive equipment and mentoring for students and workers with vision loss.

  • Social and educational opportunities.

  • Programming to inform and support parents and educators about the needs of children who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Annual scholarship for a high school senior attending a higher learning institution.
  • Meeting Time & Date

    The 3rd Saturday of every month 9:30 am to Noon
    4701 Summerlin Rd. Ft Myers, 33919
    Drop off is at the green awning near the cafeteria