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Upcoming Events

The Business Case for Web Accessibility – Monday, January 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Accessibility is good for consumers with disabilities, but its impact is much broader than that population. Join us to discuss how accessibility can drive better design, simplify maintenance, provide better searchability, and attract more users.

To RSVP for this boutique, please email [email protected].

Apply for the 2017 Youth Slam Now

It's back! Get your student excited about science at the 2017 NFB Youth Slam! It will be held July 23-29, 2017 at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Students will get to stay on a college campus, meet blind mentors, and learn how to become confident blind adults able to live the lives they want, all while engaged in hands-on STEM classes. Applications for the program are available now for students and adult volunteers. To learn more and to apply please visit http://blindscience.org/youthslam.

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2017 NFB BELL Academy Program Launched

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in partnership with Wells Fargo, has launched the 2017 Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy program. The program takes place throughout the country each summer and provides blind children initial or advanced Braille instruction so that they may learn how to use this powerful reading medium in fun, interactive ways. For more information, visit our BELL Academy page, read our official press release, or check out the video below about the BELL Academy that took place last summer in Rhode Island.

Final Days: KNFB Reader for Android for $19.99!

Have you been wanting to try the revolutionary KNFB Reader app? Now is the perfect time. If you have an Android device, you can try this amazing app for free. If you love it as much as other users do, you'll be able to buy it for only $19.99 for a limited time thanks to the sponsorship of Google. But hurry – only a limited number of licenses are available at this low price, and supplies are almost gone. To learn more, visit www.nfb.org/knfbreader today!

Apply for a 2017 NFB Scholarship Now

To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. To learn more and to apply, please visit www.nfb.org/scholarships.

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