An "I Voted Today" sticker rests on a person's finger.
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 11/01/2018 | Advocacy, General
We've certainly come a long way, but voting still isn’t completely free of barriers for blind people. One such barrier can be transportation to the polling place. This can be a particularly troublesome issue for people who live in cities or rural areas that don’t have adequate public transportation. That’s why this year the National Federation of the Blind is pleased to partner with Lyft, the makers of the popular ride-hailing app, to help blind voters get to the polls. Read more A Lyft to the Polls...
Kelly is wearing a Little Red Riding Hood costume; her white cane has a sign on it that says "Wanted!"
Posted by Kelly Coleman | 10/30/2018 | General, Stories
There are those that have a hard time accepting a cane, and for a long time I was one of them. I was told it made me “look blind,” which was something I wanted to avoid at all costs. No kid likes feeling different, and I was no exception. But while I didn’t grow up loving my cane, I did, and still do, love Halloween. Read more Canes and Costumes...
Head shot of Ian Murray
Posted by Ian Murray | 10/23/2018 | Employment, General, Stories
"We’ll find out..." It was a phrase said to me repeatedly by two of my greatest mentors, Fred Sanders and Jim Platt. Almost fifty years later, that phrase seems to pop out of my own mouth with increasing regularity. Read more A Photographer's Insights on Vision Loss...
A box of wound dressing labeled with Braille sits on top of a large backpack of supplies.
Posted by Rachel Olivero | 09/24/2018 | General
September is National Preparedness Month, when local, state, and federal officials collectively work to ensure citizens are prepared for the disasters likely to affect their area. Appropriate since, as I write this, there are four active named tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Read more How to Build a Disaster Plan...
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...
Convention goers clapping and giving a standing ovation after a banquet speech.
Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 06/13/2018 | Convention, General, Stories
The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is an experience like none other. From the informative seminars on all types of topics to the excitement of being surrounded by more than 2,000 other blind people. From hearing so many canes tapping and guide dogs working, to the energy of the room on the day of opening session. All of these experiences cannot be captured easily in words, nor can they fully be appreciated unless you are there in person. However, for a variety of reasons, being there is not always possible. Read more Banquet Listening Parties Create Convention Feel at Home...

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