A young man walks along the side of a road with his guide dog.
Posted by Valerie Yingling | 06/04/2018 | Advocacy
In May 2017, NFB initiated a rideshare testing program in response to our new settlement agreements with Uber and Lyft. Both rideshare companies had committed to changes intended to eliminate driver discrimination against travelers with service animals. So now, one year into our three-year testing program, are Uber and Lyft demonstrating improvement? The answer is complicated. Read more Rideshare Testing: After One Year, How Are Uber and Lyft Doing?...
Four blind students work on laptop computers while wearing headphones.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 05/31/2018 | Advocacy, Education
The National Federation of the Blind is actively engaged in improving access to education for blind students. Our activities on this front include our push for passage of the AIM HIGH Act, our self-advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit to help students assert their rights, and, when necessary, the filing of discrimination complaints against colleges and universities. Read more Disturbing Developments at the Department of Education...
Yellow-headed black bird with its wings extended, vocalizing.
Posted by Allan R. Schneider | 05/22/2018 | General, Stories
We stop short, folks whisper, “What’s that?” It’s the unmistakable rattle of the beloved kingfisher, the rascal of the water birds, zooming along the river. It went by too fast; my restricted peripheral vision couldn’t locate it, but it caused me to smile. Read more What’s That? The Art of Bird Listening...
Michael pushes his friend Ashton in the Boston Marathon. Two other members of Team Hoyt run with them.
Posted by Michael Davis | 05/15/2018 | General, Stories
I am a long-time member of the National Federation of the Blind and have served as treasurer of the Tidewater Chapter of the NFB of Hampton Roads since 2009. Mr. Stewart Prost serves as our current chapter president. I want to tell all of you how much I appreciate being a part of the National Federation of the Blind. Read more National Federation of the Blind Member Makes History at the 122nd Running of the Boston Marathon ...
Amazon Locker logo
Amazon Lockers are secure, self-service kiosks where customers can pick up Amazon.com packages at a time and place that is convenient for them. Amazon Locker was introduced in 2011, and has since expanded to over 2,000 locations across 50 plus major metropolitan areas in the US. Read more Introducing Amazon’s New Talking Locker Feature...
Joel uses the KNFB Reader app in a coffee shop to read the menu.
Posted by Joel Zimba | 05/08/2018 | Access Technology
KNFB Reader, the mobile app which has provided immediate access to printed information to the blind since 2014, has gotten an upgrade! Tinkering with the features or the user-interface of an app should never be undertaken lightly. Read more Introducing KNFB Reader Version 3 for iOS...

Pages