A person's hands rest on a HIMS QBraille XL device.
Posted by Karl Belanger | 01/04/2019 | Access Technology
Have you ever found yourself struggling to remember the series of commands needed to perform a keyboard shortcut on your display? Have you ever needed to do a command that isn’t configured on your display? Have you found yourself switching back and forth between your computer keyboard and your display to accomplish your work? If so, then the QBraille XL from HIMS may just be the perfect device for you. Read more The Best of Both Worlds: The QBraille XL Almost Perfectly Blends a Braille Display and a USB Keyboard...
A girl holding a white cane inspects equipment in a chemistry class during Youth Slam 2017.
Posted by Mark A. Riccobono | 12/21/2018 | Advocacy, Education
On December 12, I wrote a letter to fifty of the country’s top chemistry programs with American Chemical Society membership to alert the universities to accessibility barriers perpetuated by the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute (ACS Exams). Read more Chemistry for Christmas...
Elizabeth Rouse.
Posted by Elizabeth Rouse | 12/13/2018 | Convention, Education
I applied for the National Federation of the Blind scholarship program in 2018 just to say I did and get some of my friends off my back. I never thought I would be selected as a scholarship finalist, but I can say, without hesitation, that the experience changed my life. Read more What Being a Scholarship Finalist Taught Me...
A blood glucose meter.
Posted by Anil Lewis | 11/21/2018 | Access Technology
The National Federation of the Blind is working to increase the accessibility of medical technologies so that blind people can live the lives we want. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the largest causes of blindness, yet the technology that allows individuals to monitor and cope with this disease remains fundamentally inaccessible to blind people. Read more Inaccessible Medical Devices Have Life or Death Consequences...
NFB President Mark A. Riccobono stands in front of the national headquarters in Baltimore.
Posted by Mark A. Riccobono | 11/16/2018 | General
Today begins the seventy-ninth year for the National Federation of the Blind. During the past six weeks I have worked with blind people from at least a dozen states—having traveled to four of them—and have gained insight from visiting with blind people in two foreign countries. While this six weeks was more travel-intensive than most periods, the fact that I spent time with a diversity of blind people is not unusual. Read more On Our 78th Birthday, Celebrating 78 Years of Stories...

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