Posts In: Access Technology

Celebrating Twenty-Nine Years of the ADA

On this twenty-ninth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), members of the National Federation of the Blind celebrate the positive impact this landmark civil rights legislation has had on improving the lives of not only people with disabilities, but all Americans.

The ViewPlus Columbia Embosser: A Solid Choice for the Home User

ViewPlus is known for its excellent tactile graphics embossers. The Tiger line has been used for years in many different areas, including being the required embosser for on-demand graphics in states with Smarter Balanced standardized testing. The Columbia is the latest embosser from ViewPlus.

We're Not Lovin' It!

The National Federation of the Blind helps me and other blind people live the life we want, and McDonald’s has been a tasty part of my life for decades.

The SmartVision2: A Smartphone Made Easy

The SmartVision2 from Irie-AT is a smartphone built from the ground up with accessibility in mind.

Partnering and the Development of Innovative Technology

The National Federation of the Blind is committed to participating in forums like the M-Enabling Summit that foster independence through accessible technology and design.

BMDs: The Common-Sense Voting Solution

This might come as a surprise to you, but on Election Day, there are actually a few things we can all agree on. We all want the right to a private ballot, for example. We all want to ensure accurate election results. And we all want to eliminate errors that could potentially make our votes invalid. These are some of the benefits of using ballot marking devices, or BMDs.

The GuideReader Pod: Read Books on Your TV

Like the Victor Reader Stream and other similar devices, the GuideReader Pod lets you download and read books from various online libraries or from a local flash drive or microSD card.

The Braille Me by Innovision

In the quest for cheaper Braille displays, a company called Innovision has a contender called Braille Me.

The Best of Both Worlds: The QBraille XL Almost Perfectly Blends a Braille Display and a USB Keyboard

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?

Inaccessible Medical Devices Have Life or Death Consequences

The National Federation of the Blind is working to increase the accessibility of medical technologies so that we can live the lives we want.