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.
The NFB BELL Academy is designed to provide intensive Braille instruction to blind and low-vision children during the summer months. If you are interested in having your child attend in a city near you please check back Spring 2016 to apply.
National Federation of the Blind and Scribd Agree to Collaborate to Make Reading Subscription Service Accessible to the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind and Scribd, Inc. have agreed to work together to provide access and make content available in Scribd’s subscription reading service and website accessible to the blind by the end of 2017. Scribd’s service provides users access to ebooks, audiobooks and other published content on desktop and mobile devices for a flat monthly fee. As part of an agreement between the two organizations, Scribd will rearchitect its website to make most subscription content compatible with screen access software for the blind. Scribd will also facilitate access to other types of documents in its collection when requested by blind users.
Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. Between November 16 and December 18, parents of children under the age of ten can fill out a Santa Braille Letter request form. For more information, please visit our press release.
Our latest video addresses the common misconceptions many have about blind Americans. “I’m Blind, but I’m Not…” discusses the passions, skills, and experiences that blind people have, and shows that blindness does not hold us back from living the lives we want.