Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 09/07/2016 | Education
In the spring of 2015, I was a busy mom of three kids—two blind and one sighted. My husband, Mark, had recently been elected president of the National Federation of the Blind. Largely because of his new demands at work, we made the decision to move into a house within walking distance of NFB headquarters. Read more It Happens Every Day...
Posted by Kathryn Webster | 08/30/2016 | Education
Technology has fundamentally changed the way we think and learn. Fifty years ago, eBooks were non-existent, online learning was irrelevant, and the distribution of accessible materials was not a priority in the classroom. In 2016, the tables have turned one hundred eighty degrees. With the turn of the century came advancement in technology, unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Some rely on robot vacuums to clean their homes. Others take advantage of their ability to pay for purchases with smart phones at the click of a button. Read more Don’t Deny AIM-HE...
Posted by Lou Ann Blake | 08/16/2016 | General
For the last two elections held in Maryland I have used the accessible electronic ballot delivery system that is now available to Maryland voters with disabilities thanks to a lawsuit that was brought by the National Federation of the Blind against the Maryland State Board of Elections. However, prior to 2014 I voted at my local polling place using the audio ballot feature on the accessible Diebold AccuVote voting machine. Read more A Blind Voter's Experience...
Posted by Nikki Jeffords | 08/09/2016 | Parenting
Mom:    “You have a college degree, a good job, a great husband, a beautiful home, that should be enough for you!” Me:        “I seriously doubt anyone ever questioned your decision to become a mother.  Just because I am blind, does not mean I do not have the same hopes, dreams and desires as any other woman.” Read more Double the Blessing...
Posted by Tarran Street | 08/02/2016 | Education, General
Expedia is known for getting people where they want to go. From business trips across the globe to cruises with friends and family, Expedia has changed the way the world travels over the past twenty years. Read more Expedia and National Federation of the Blind Announce Scholarship Winners...

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