An "I Voted Today" sticker rests on a person's finger.
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 11/01/2018 | Advocacy, General
We've certainly come a long way, but voting still isn’t completely free of barriers for blind people. One such barrier can be transportation to the polling place. This can be a particularly troublesome issue for people who live in cities or rural areas that don’t have adequate public transportation. That’s why this year the National Federation of the Blind is pleased to partner with Lyft, the makers of the popular ride-hailing app, to help blind voters get to the polls. Read more A Lyft to the Polls...
Kelly is wearing a Little Red Riding Hood costume; her white cane has a sign on it that says "Wanted!"
Posted by Kelly Coleman | 10/30/2018 | General, Stories
There are those that have a hard time accepting a cane, and for a long time I was one of them. I was told it made me “look blind,” which was something I wanted to avoid at all costs. No kid likes feeling different, and I was no exception. But while I didn’t grow up loving my cane, I did, and still do, love Halloween. Read more Canes and Costumes...
Head shot of Ian Murray
Posted by Ian Murray | 10/23/2018 | Employment, General, Stories
"We’ll find out..." It was a phrase said to me repeatedly by two of my greatest mentors, Fred Sanders and Jim Platt. Almost fifty years later, that phrase seems to pop out of my own mouth with increasing regularity. Read more A Photographer's Insights on Vision Loss...
Shawn Callaway
Posted by Shawn Callaway | 10/16/2018 | Parenting
In 2005, I was blessed and fortunate to marry my lovely wife, Latonya. After the marriage ceremonies, the most frequently asked question of me was, “When are you going to have children?” Read more The Confidence To Be a Blind Parent...
Randi and Caroline running through the finisher's shoot of Ironman Texas this year, holding hands with their arms raised in celebration.
Posted by Randi Strunk | 10/06/2018 | Sports and Fitness
As a kid, I always loved sports. My younger brother and I were always hitting the game-winning shots in our backyard. But the older I got, particularly in the later elementary and junior high years, I began to tell myself that I would never be an athlete. Read more A Federationist and an Ironman...
Scott LaBarre gives a presentation at the national convention.
Posted by Scott C. LaBarre | 10/02/2018 | Advocacy
Last week, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed S.2559, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act of 2018, which amends our domestic copyright law to comply with the Marrakesh Treaty that our Senate ratified at the end of June. Read more Marrakesh Express Rolling Home...

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