A woman plays the clarinet while sitting in front of a sign that says "The University of Dayton."
Posted by Kaiti Shelton | 07/26/2018 | Education, Employment
Music therapy, like blindness, is very misunderstood. As a blind student in a field in which disabled people are just starting to become the helpers rather than solely the recipients of help, I've needed to find my own solutions to many complicated problems. Read more Finding a Career in Music Therapy...
NFB logo with the tagline, "Live the life you want."
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 06/28/2018 | Advocacy, Education
The United States Senate today provided its advice and consent for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. The chamber also approved the treaty's implementing legislation (S. 2559), which will make modest adjustments to US copyright law to fully comply with the treaty. Read more United States Senate Greenlights Marrakesh Treaty and Implementing Legislation...
Mary Ann Wojton and a student stir the contents of a steaming pot while wearing gloves and goggles.
Posted by Mary Ann Wojton | 06/21/2018 | Education, Parenting
Want to explore science with your blind or sighted child this summer? Consider cooking together. Let's take an example like browning apples. What can we learn? Read more Science, Cooking, and Summer...
Four blind students work on laptop computers while wearing headphones.
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 05/31/2018 | Advocacy, Education
The National Federation of the Blind is actively engaged in improving access to education for blind students. Our activities on this front include our push for passage of the AIM HIGH Act, our self-advocacy in Higher Education Toolkit to help students assert their rights, and, when necessary, the filing of discrimination complaints against colleges and universities. Read more Disturbing Developments at the Department of Education...
The Windows Desktop with an open explorer window depicted using Legos.
Posted by Amy Mason | 04/05/2018 | Education
“This is hard! I don’t understand why I have to go left and right and up and down. My notetaker is so much easier.” I encountered several statements like this the summer I worked as a tech instructor for an independence summer program for blind high school students. Read more Teaching Technology with Tactile Toys...
Rachel Olivero draws on a Sensational Blackboard
Posted by Rachel Olivero | 03/13/2018 | Access Technology, Education, Stories
The first time I attended college in 2001, a time I lovingly refer to as College 1.0, I was studying computer science. This required a decent level of mathematics, and the ability to gather information from, and create, certain technical diagrams. Read more Sensational Diagramming...

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