Elizabeth Rouse.
Posted by Elizabeth Rouse | 12/13/2018 | Convention, Education
I applied for the National Federation of the Blind scholarship program in 2018 just to say I did and get some of my friends off my back. I never thought I would be selected as a scholarship finalist, but I can say, without hesitation, that the experience changed my life. Read more What Being a Scholarship Finalist Taught Me...
A blood glucose meter.
Posted by Anil Lewis | 11/21/2018 | Access Technology
The National Federation of the Blind is working to increase the accessibility of medical technologies so that blind people can live the lives we want. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the largest causes of blindness, yet the technology that allows individuals to monitor and cope with this disease remains fundamentally inaccessible to blind people. Read more Inaccessible Medical Devices Have Life or Death Consequences...
NFB President Mark A. Riccobono stands in front of the national headquarters in Baltimore.
Posted by Mark A. Riccobono | 11/16/2018 | General
Today begins the seventy-ninth year for the National Federation of the Blind. During the past six weeks I have worked with blind people from at least a dozen states—having traveled to four of them—and have gained insight from visiting with blind people in two foreign countries. While this six weeks was more travel-intensive than most periods, the fact that I spent time with a diversity of blind people is not unusual. Read more On Our 78th Birthday, Celebrating 78 Years of Stories...
National Federation of the Blind, "Live the life you want" logo
Posted by Rachel Olivero | 11/15/2018 | Access Technology
We’ve often heard users of access technology products express frustration over the cost to keep their technology up-to-date. With a software maintenance agreement (SMA), a user incurs a periodic fee to make sure they have the latest version of their screen access program. For users on a limited or fixed income, this frequently means running an outdated version of their software and higher pricing to catch up later. Read more SMA No More? JAWS and ZoomText Annual Home Licensing: A Win for Consumers...
An "I Voted Today" sticker rests on a person's finger.
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 11/01/2018 | Advocacy, General
We've certainly come a long way, but voting still isn’t completely free of barriers for blind people. One such barrier can be transportation to the polling place. This can be a particularly troublesome issue for people who live in cities or rural areas that don’t have adequate public transportation. That’s why this year the National Federation of the Blind is pleased to partner with Lyft, the makers of the popular ride-hailing app, to help blind voters get to the polls. Read more A Lyft to the Polls...

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