This year's national convention will take place Thursday, June 30—Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort at 9939 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida. To find out more information about the convention schedule, room rates, and other important details, please visit the 2016 NFB National Convention page.
Accessible Websites, Made Accessibly
July 25, 3:00-5:00 PM
This boutique will cover some of the tools and techniques available to build an accessible site using Wordpress.
For more information or to RSVP for any of our boutiques, please go to our accessibility boutique information page.
The NFB will facilitate a weeklong advanced engineering design programs for blind high school students July 31—August 6, 2016. To learn more please visit http://www.blindscience.org/NFBEQ. To learn more about the teacher cohort program offered August 2-6, 2016, please visit http://www.blindscience.org/nfb-eq-teacher-seminar.WBU-ICEVI 2016 site.
The NFB BELL Academy provides intensive Braille and nonvisual skills instruction to blind and low-vision children using fun, engaging activities during the summer months. Twenty-two begin in July and eight more will commence in August. To find an NFB BELL Academy near you, please visit the NFB BELL Academy home page. You may apply at the 2016 NFB BELL Academy Application page.
The NFB is gathering member comments regarding the importance of accessible websites in response to the US Department of Justice’s consideration of adopting specific technical standards for website accessibility under Title II of the ADA. We need your stories, both positive and negative, regarding the importance of accessible state and local government websites. Submit them before July 15, 2016, via https://nfb.org/titleiisanprm.
NFB and Others Sue New York over Inaccessible Online Voter Registration for People with Disabilities
The NFB, the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, and individual plaintiffs who are blind have sued the New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles over online voter registration that is inaccessible to people with disabilities. States are required by law to meet accessibility and confidentiality standards when providing services such as online voter registration, but New York is failing to comply, the complaint charges. For more information, please read our press release.
The National Federation of the Blind has added USA JOBS to the job listings feature of NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free information service it provides, with support from state sponsors, for people who are blind and print disabled. These job listings are in addition to the over 100,000 listings currently provided to subscribers by CareerBuilder.com. For more information, please read our press release.
In this video, Dana Ard discusses the impact that her first teacher and role model, a Federation leader, had on her life, through teaching her Braille and exemplifying the independent philosophy of the National Federation of the Blind. She details the efforts her mother went through in order to ensure that she was able to go to public school with her peers, and how the Braille Monitor connected her with a like-minded group of people in the NFB. A recent retiree, Dana has had a successful career and fulfilling personal life, and is living the life she wants.