What do the letters RNIB stand for?
RNIB stands for Royal National Institute of Blind People.
We have had a number of different names since our organisation was founded in 1868. It was first known as the British and Foreign Society for Improving Embossed Literature for the Blind. It then became the British and Foreign Blind Association receiving a Royal Charter in 1948. In 1953 we became the Royal National Institute for the Blind and in 2007 we changed our name to Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Read more about the history of RNIB.