A person's hands rest on a Braille display in front of a computer.
Posted by Amy Mason | 06/11/2018 | Access Technology
Last year, Karl Belanger and I reviewed the state of Braille support across a number of different screen reader and operating system combinations. One of the biggest difficulties we encountered had to do with the installation and stability of Braille display drivers. Another difficulty was having to locate drivers when a device was heavily optimized for a specific screen reader or operating system, but we wanted to use it with a different piece of screen access software. Read more Plug and Play Braille Display? Not Today, But Soon They Say...
Joel uses the KNFB Reader app in a coffee shop to read the menu.
Posted by Joel Zimba | 05/08/2018 | Access Technology
KNFB Reader, the mobile app which has provided immediate access to printed information to the blind since 2014, has gotten an upgrade! Tinkering with the features or the user-interface of an app should never be undertaken lightly. Read more Introducing KNFB Reader Version 3 for iOS...
Mark Riccobono opens a box to retrieve his package from an Amazon Locker.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 05/03/2018 | Access Technology, Stories
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. Read more A Talking Locker...
A young blind man sits at a picnic table in the park using a laptop.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 04/26/2018 | Access Technology, Advocacy
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. Read more Equal Treatment in the Workplace Means Equal Access to Technology...
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...

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