In Japan, Caitlin and a friend sit holding a guitar and a white cane.
Posted by Caitlin Best | 09/14/2018 | General, Stories
My fascination with Asian culture began when I was about thirteen years old sitting in my parents’ house near Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. It started with learning everything I could about the Chinese zodiac, various anime (which is Japanese animation), and manga (which are Japanese comics or graphic novels). Read more My Month in Tokyo...
Woman outside holding iPhone.
Posted by Karl Belanger | 09/05/2018 | Access Technology
Whether texting a friend, taking notes, or writing a longer email, typing on an iPhone has always been a little slow for many people. Apple has tried to make things smoother with the introduction of things like touch typing and Braille Screen Input, but longer writing on the iPhone is typically avoided. The introduction of third-party keyboards has provided the opportunity for alternate input methods and additional features, but there have been very few keyboards that really do anything innovative with on-screen input. Read more Faster Typing with FlickType for iOS...
Jonathan Franks stands in a hallway wearing a suit and tie.
Posted by Jonathan Franks | 08/30/2018 | Employment, Stories
If we were to ask a random sample of our sighted friends if a blind person could work at a children’s museum, the majority of those individuals might say no. Well, my friends, I am here to erase that misconception. My name is Jonathan Franks and I work at an interactive children’s museum called the Thinkery in Austin, Texas that is focused on promoting science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Read more My Job at a Children’s Museum...
Accessibility Switchboard logo
Posted by Anil Lewis | 08/27/2018 | Access Technology
You may remember that in 2016, with support from the Maryland Department of Disabilities, the National Federation of the Blind launched an important initiative aimed at generating new resources for accessibility. Read more Announcing New Accessibility Resources for Consumers and Industry...
LaKeisha Holmes stands on a field wearing a blindfold and holding a baseball bat.
Posted by LaKeisha Holmes | 08/15/2018 | Sports and Fitness
Who knew that blind people could enjoy America’s favorite pastime! But how, you ask? It’s called beep baseball, and this is how it works. Read more A Home Run for Beep Baseball...

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