Behind the Scenes at the World Blind Union

Once every four years, the World Blind Union (WBU) hosts its General Assembly, which brings together organizations of and for the blind from all over the world to connect and learn from each other and we are very excited for this quadrennial’s assembly.

The B2G - This Is Not the Droid I’m Looking For… Yet.

Seldom have I come across a device that has left me so conflicted. As regular readers know, I have a tendency to gush, or condemn products pretty universally, often with little middle ground. Not so with today’s entry. The B2G is an enigma, wrapped in a mystery, wrapped in a quandary for. I don’t know what to think of it.

Browsers: why it matters what you use

The latest WebAIM screenreader survey listed the following as the top six web browsers among screenreader users: •    Internet Explorer 10+ (34.9%) •    Firefox (30.1%) •    Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 (12.8%) •    Safari (7.9%)

Android 6.0 and Talkback 4.5 Accessibility Improvements

With Android 6.0 and Talkback 4.5, some significant accessibility improvements have been made. The gestures seem more forgiving when inputs aren’t perfect, web browsing is much better, and the overall experience feels more fluid.

Welcoming the Blind of the World

It’s common knowledge that the National Federation of the Blind has always been a trail-blazing organization. We’ve made history multiple times over the last seventy-five years and 2016 is no exception.

6 Dot Dashing into Summer

The 6 Dot Dash, a competitive 6K run/walk through the Riverside and Inner Harbor neighborhoods of Baltimore, is where members of the Federation family and members of the Baltimore community come together to raise awareness of the issues facing blind people.

I’m Not Just a “Blind” mom. I’m a (insert adjective here) Mom.

There are many different kinds of moms out there. The crunchy mom who makes her own almond milk, the crafty mom who makes every birthday party decoration or teacher gift from scratch, the soccer mom, the yogi mom, the play group mom, the PTA mom, the new mom, the empty nest mom, the ___(fill in the blink)___ mom.

Choosing to Stand

I was nine years old and I had just auditioned to be a dancer in the 1992 Fiesta Bowl halftime show, to be played at Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. I was beyond thrilled when I was selected as one of the youngest performers. I made my way to Phoenix with my mom and a few of my dance friends.

Myths, Musings, and Running Shoes

I have run on and off since high school and have consistently trained for and competed in half marathon distance races for the last four years. Still, a full marathon felt beyond my reach.

The Advocacy Effect: An Update on Amazon and New York City Public Schools

Comments of the National Federation of the Blind before the Panel on Educational Policy, New York City Department of Education Wednesday, April 20, 2016