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...
Jonathan Franks stands in a hallway wearing a suit and tie.
Posted by Jonathan Franks | 08/30/2018 | Employment, Stories
If we were to ask a random sample of our sighted friends if a blind person could work at a children’s museum, the majority of those individuals might say no. Well, my friends, I am here to erase that misconception. My name is Jonathan Franks and I work at an interactive children’s museum called the Thinkery in Austin, Texas that is focused on promoting science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Read more My Job at a Children’s Museum...
Interns Matt Langland, Grace Anderson, and Ellana Crew sit on a stone wall alongside John Paré in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
Posted by 2018 Summer Interns | 07/13/2018 | Advocacy, Stories
As part of our NFB summer internship program, we had the pleasure of spending two weeks working with John Paré and the rest of the Advocacy and Policy department. Read more NFB Interns Experience Advocacy in DC and Maryland...
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...
Yellow-headed black bird with its wings extended, vocalizing.
Posted by Allan R. Schneider | 05/22/2018 | General, Stories
We stop short, folks whisper, “What’s that?” It’s the unmistakable rattle of the beloved kingfisher, the rascal of the water birds, zooming along the river. It went by too fast; my restricted peripheral vision couldn’t locate it, but it caused me to smile. Read more What’s That? The Art of Bird Listening...

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