If you’re looking for a primer on web accessibility, we’re here to help. Please join us at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute on October 14, 3-5 p.m. for a free introduction. For more information and to RSVP, please go to https://nfb.org/what-web-accessibility.
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access to Commerce, Public Information, and Education (CENA) and the Maryland Technology Assistance Program are proud to announce that we will be hosting another Web Accessibility Training Day on November 4, 2015. This year we are expanding both the technical and the policy tracks. Whether you are wondering how to implement accessibility in education, curious about the Section 508 update, or wanting to learn more about how to test for web accessibility, we’ve got you covered. Come learn with us!
During the 2015-2016 school year NFB STEM2U programs will take place in Phoenix, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. Applications for juniors (elementary school students), apprentices (high school students) and teacher participants are now live. Learn more and apply at http://www.blindscience.org/nfb-stem2u.
Noel Nightingale, the blind mother of a Seattle Public Schools (SPS) student, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) applaud a recent vote by the Board of Directors of SPS to execute a landmark agreement that will ensure the accessibility of all of SPS’s programs, services, and activities to blind students, faculty, and parents. The agreement will see the school system take a series of historic steps to ensure that all of its electronic and information technology will be fully and equally accessible to students, faculty, and parents who are blind. For more information, read our official press release or this article from the Seattle Times.
The National Federation of the Blind commends Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO) for cosponsoring the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act (S. 2001). Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced this legislation to repeal Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, in order to incentivize the transitioning of workers with disabilities into integrated, meaningful employment, and to phase out the discriminatory practice of paying workers with disabilities as little as pennies per hour. Senator Bennett is the first cosponsor of Senator Ayotte’s legislation.
In this video, Debra Canty from South Carolina tells the story of how her brother gave her information about the National Federation of the Blind. Though she wasn’t ready to get involved at the time, she now finds joy in being an active voice of encouragement in the movement.