Posted by Mark A. Riccobono | 03/01/2016 | Parenting
As a parent, I often think about creating opportunities for my children to learn and grow. Sometimes it is simply being present to recognize those opportunities that emerge in the course of a normal day. Other times it is creating opportunities for learning through new experiences. No one ever taught me how to do this as a parent. In fact, when our first child was born I remember the doctor very clearly reporting to us how healthy the baby looked and, despite her extensive searching, there was no instruction manual included. Read more A Community of Opportunity...
Posted by Karl Belanger | 02/23/2016 | Access Technology
As with the Orion TI84, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has teamed up with Texas Instruments to make another very common and popular calculator accessible. This calculator has an extension at the top with three buttons on it for accessing the accessibility functions, as well as a speaker on the back. The TI30 looks much more streamlined than the TI84. Where the TI84 had a piece that was clearly an add-on, the accessibility add-on to the TI30 looks much more like it is a part of the product. Read more The Orion TI30XS Multiview Talking Scientific Calculator...
Posted by Karl Belanger | 02/23/2016 | Access Technology
As with the Orion TI84, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has teamed up with Texas Instruments to make another very common and popular calculator accessible. This calculator has an extension at the top with three buttons on it for accessing the accessibility functions, as well as a speaker on the back. The TI30 looks much more streamlined than the TI84. Where the TI84 had a piece that was clearly an add-on, the accessibility add-on to the TI30 looks much more like it is a part of the product. Read more The Orion TI30XS Multiview Talking Scientific Calculator...
Posted by Anil Lewis | 01/26/2016 | Education, General
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. Since 1940, the members of the National Federation of the Blind have come together in state affiliates and local chapters to share the real life experiences, practical techniques, and innovative strategies we use to transform our dreams into reality. Read more National Federation of the Blind 2016 Summer Internship Program...
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 01/19/2016 | General
As we gear up for Washington Seminar here at the Jernigan Institute, we field lots of phone calls from you, our dedicated members, asking what you can do to lend a hand. In addition to recruiting members and getting involved in your community, you can help in a big way just by typing your name. That’s right; your name is all you need to do your part. We’ve created a We the People petition to get President Obama’s attention. In 2010, he promised to ensure equal access for people with disabilities, by issuing regulations that will apply the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the web. Read more We the People...

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