Harold's Story

Hello, my name is Sheila Leigland and my husband’s name is Harold. We live in Great Falls, Montana and have been married for thirty years. We both have attended college and have bachelor’s degrees. My degree is in music education, and Harold’s degree is in social science with an extended minor in psychology.

Cosmo Brailler and BERT Software Overview

The Cosmo Electronic Brailler and BERT (Braille Education Remote Training) software are produced and sold by Electronic Brailler LLC. The Cosmo is a Braille writer with several electronic functions, including acting as an input keyboard and embosser for the Duxbury Braille Translator, and working in conjunction with the BERT software.

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VarioUltra Overview

The VarioUltra is the latest Braille display from Baum. It comes in both 20 and 40-cell models, for $2,395 and $3,995 respectively. The 20-cell model will be reviewed here.

National Federation of the Blind 2015 Summer Internship Program

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Smarter Balanced to Fix Accessibility Barriers and Policies Before Launch of K-12 Assessments

The National Federation of the Blind, along with seven national disability advocacy and technology organizations, sent a letter on January 23, 2015, to the governing board of Smarter Balanced, a consortium of twenty-one member states that will administer Common Core assessment tests to K-12 students starting this spring.

Health, Mobility and Navigation Focus Group at Washington Seminar

The greatest asset the National Federation of the Blind possesses is our membership.  In an effort to continue to ensure that our voices are heard in the evaluation and development of accessible biotechnology tools and strategies, we are recruiting participants for a focus group on health, mobility, and navigation on Monday, January 26 from 8:30 to 12:30 at the Holiday Inn Capitol.

TRF Survey

The Therapeutic Research Foundation (TRF), with input from the access technology team at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the only research and training institute developed and directed by blind people, has created a survey on health, mobility, and navigation.

The TIME Act: Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act

When you are reading through the legislative agenda for the National Federation of the Blind Washington Seminar next month, do not be alarmed when you do not see the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2015.

Where is the Outrage?

Last month, the Labour and the Conservative Parties in the United Kingdom (UK) were united in their views regarding the worth of people with disabilities.