Introducing Amazon’s New Talking Locker Feature

Amazon Lockers are secure, self-service kiosks where customers can pick up Amazon.com packages at a time and place that is convenient for them. Amazon Locker was introduced in 2011, and has since expanded to over 2,000 locations across 50 plus major metropolitan areas in the US.

A Talking Locker

The National Federation of the Blind is the voice of the nation’s blind. We work to ensure that blind people can be fully participating members of our communities. More and more, our ability to participate in our communities and live the lives we want depends on the accessibility of the commonplace technologies being implemented throughout our environments.

Equal Treatment in the Workplace Means Equal Access to Technology

The National Federation of the Blind engages in strategic legal action to defend the rights and advance the equality of blind people. While we do not have the financial resources to assist every blind individual who experiences discrimination, we help individuals bring legal action where we believe that the result is likely to be important systemic change.

Better with Age: The BrailleSense Polaris Shows Significant Improvement with Its Android Support

The BrailleSense Polaris has received several updates since our initial blog post on the Polaris at the end of August. Math support has been added to the word processor, 

Firefox 57 and Screen Reader Compatibility

If you are a screen reader user and also a user of the Mozilla Firefox web browser, please pay close attention to the following information. Do not update to the soon-to-be-released Firefox 57.

Amazon Fire Braille Support: New, Improved, and Still Improving

The Access Technology Team of the National Federation of the Blind recently reviewed the new Braille features that Amazon has built into their Fire tablets.

President Riccobono Speaks on the Importance of Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicles

On September 12, 2017, National Federation of the Blind President Mark Riccobono attended a Vision for Safety event held by the US Department of Transportation to announce new guidelines for autonomous vehicles.

The BrailleSense Polaris — A First-Look Review from the National Federation of the Blind Access Technology Team

We received the box, and the battle was on. With three team members, and several other curious folks in the building who are avid Braille users, there was a minor scuffle as the team negotiated for time with the latest bright shiny object.

The State of Refreshable Braille Support — Summer 2017

Refreshable Braille displays are undergoing a renaissance. New devices with many different form factors, price points, and features are either on the market, or on their way.

Experiencing the 2017 Eclipse Nonvisually

While some scientists at Harvard are working to turn light into sound by way of an Arduino, you don’t have to get so high-tech to experience the solar eclipse that will occur on August 21.

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