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...
Posted by Anil Lewis | 03/08/2016 | General, Stories
My earliest memory of having to deal with my impending blindness occured when my mom took  my siblings and me to visit the ophthalmologist’s office. I was probably seven years old, and the office staff took me into a dark room to dilate my pupils. This required administering a series of painful eye drops, and I remember squealing, “It burns!” I sat there in the dark, trying desperately not to cry, because I was told that if the tears washed away the eye drops, we would need to start the process all over again. Read more It Burns...
Posted by Anil Lewis | 01/26/2016 | Education, General
The National Federation of the Blind 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 2016 Summer Internship Program...