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...
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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...
Anil Lewis smiling at his desk holding his iPhone.
Posted by Anil Lewis | 04/25/2018 | Access Technology
The National Federation of the Blind is committed to being present and actively participating in forums that foster innovation toward increased independence. These gatherings present us with a wonderful opportunity to identify potential partners in our effort to create innovative, transformative technologies. Read more The Positive Impact of Collaboration on Independence...
John Pare, Michael Ausbun, Mark Riccobono, Julie McGinnity, Jerad Nylin, and Anil Lewis pose in front of the NFB Jernigan Institute.
Posted by Anil Lewis | 01/30/2018 | General
The National Federation of the Blind continues to raise the expectations of blind people by actively working to empower the next generation of leaders and innovators. Read more National Federation of the Blind 2018 Summer Internship Program...
John Pare, Michael Ausbun, Mark Riccobono, Julie McGinnity, Jerad Nylin, and Anil Lewis pose in front of the NFB Jernigan Institute.
Posted by Anil Lewis | 02/16/2017 | General
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. Since 1940, the members of the National Federation of the Blind have come together in state affiliates and local chapters to share the real life experiences, practical techniques, and innovative strategies we use to transform our dreams into reality. Read more National Federation of the Blind 2017 Summer Internship Program...
Posted by Anil Lewis | 11/08/2016 | Access Technology
The National Federation of the Blind is the leader in nonvisual accessibility. We work diligently to assist those in government, education, and the private sector to gain a true understanding that accessibility is not an expensive burden that stifles innovation. Accessibility is an enhancement that makes products and services available and usable by people with disabilities, while simultaneously making the same products and services better and easier to use by everyone. Read more Commitment Is More Than Checking a Box: Uber Fails to Get It...

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