Students at NFB Youth Slam work on laptops.
Posted by Eric Duffy | 11/07/2017 | Access Technology
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. Read more Firefox 57 and Screen Reader Compatibility...
Vario 340 being used with a Windows laptop. Photo courtesy of BAUM USA.
Posted by Karl Belanger | 10/12/2017 | Access Technology
The Vario 340 by BAUM is an extremely simple, basic display designed for quick and easy connectivity with a computer. The display itself simply has the three buttons on either side of the display that simulate Braille dots as in other BAUM products, an on/off switch, and a USB C port. Read more BAUM Vario 340: Expensive Simplicity...
Posted by Amy Mason | 09/22/2017 | Access Technology
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. Read more Amazon Fire Braille Support: New, Improved, and Still Improving...
President Mark Riccobono stands at a podium to address the crowd at USDOT's Vision for Safety event.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 09/12/2017 | Access Technology
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. Read more President Riccobono Speaks on the Importance of Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicles...
A product image of the BrailleSense Polaris
Posted by Eric Duffy | 08/30/2017 | Access Technology
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. Read more The BrailleSense Polaris — A First-Look Review from the National Federation of the Blind Access Technology Team...
Close up of hands on a Braille display
Posted by Amy Mason | 08/28/2017 | Access Technology
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. Read more The State of Refreshable Braille Support — Summer 2017...

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