A girl on stage in a ballet costume.
Posted by Mary Jo Hartle | 10/31/2017 | Parenting
My six-year-old daughter just wrapped up her second season of ballet lessons. The company holds an annual recital each spring. I have to admit, attending the recital is a bit bitter sweet for us. Read more Bittersweet Ballet Recitals...
Sarah stands on the beach with her arms outstretched.
Posted by Marylin Green | 10/24/2017 | General
I was twenty-two years old when I was diagnosed as legally blind and received my first white cane. I had earned an undergraduate degree from a reputable university in Chicago and worked in a publishing company inputting data corrections, Read more Do You Dream in Color? Highlights the Struggles Blind Students Face...
Dealt movie poster featuring Rick with a deck of cards fanned out in his hands with the words "Dealt. One of the world's greatest card magicians... is completely blind. SXSW Film Festival Winner 2017"
Posted by Gary Wunder | 10/18/2017 | General
(This post contains some spoilers about the movie, Dealt.) Richard Turner is a living breathing card mechanic. His friends and family call him Rick, and he manipulates cards in ways which leave people scratching their heads. An audience member picks a card, tells Rick what it is, and places it back in the deck. Read more Dealt: A Card Mechanic's Success in the Face of Blindness...
Vario 340 being used with a Windows laptop. Photo courtesy of BAUM USA.
Posted by Karl Belanger | 10/12/2017 | Access Technology
The Vario 340 by BAUM is an extremely simple, basic display designed for quick and easy connectivity with a computer. The display itself simply has the three buttons on either side of the display that simulate Braille dots as in other BAUM products, an on/off switch, and a USB C port. Read more BAUM Vario 340: Expensive Simplicity...
Brent, Molly, and Abdi smile with their canes for a photo at NFB Youth Slam Rec-X.
Posted by Stephanie Eller | 10/02/2017 | General
Most of us are familiar with White Cane Safety Day. Over the years, however, the significance of the white cane has shifted from safety to independence for blind people. Read more National Federation of the Blind Celebrates White Cane Awareness Day...
National Federation of the Blind logo
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 09/29/2017 | General
This hurricane season has been particularly harsh on our Federation family in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Harvey, we shared information on our efforts to help blind people impacted by the storm. Read more An Update on the National Federation of the Blind Hurricane Relief Project...

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