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Upcoming Events

Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

Sponsored by Onkyo Corporation and The Braille Mainichi

The Onkyo Braille essay contest is again being administered by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on behalf of the North America-Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union. Note that this year, the contest is running on a shorter timeline than previous years, so the time to begin writing is now! All essays must be received by September 13, 2015. Visit http://www.nfb.org/onkyo-braille-essay-contest for more information and an application.  Please use the following contacts if you have questions:  Trisha Tatam at ttatam@nfb.org; (in Canada) Jen Goulden at info@blc-lbc.ca.

Web Accessibility Training Day

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.

What's New

How to Order Your Own Personalized GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Certificate of Participation

On July 8, 2015, in honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind, members and supporters of the NFB set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for largest umbrella mosaic. Two thousand four hundred and eighty individuals simultaneously raised umbrellas to create the image of the National Federation of the Blind icon and the organization’s tagline, “Live the life you want.” If you took part in breaking records with us, please visit www.nfb.org/gwr for information on how to order your own personalized certificate of participation!

Judy Sanders Shares Her NFB Story

Judy Sanders has been a member of the National Federation of the Blind since 1970. She worked with the NFB to raise expectations and break down barriers within Denver Public Schools and has taken a stand on behalf of blind people for years. Watch Judy’s story on our YouTube channel now.

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