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...
Michael pushes his friend Ashton in the Boston Marathon. Two other members of Team Hoyt run with them.
Posted by Michael Davis | 05/15/2018 | General, Stories
I am a long-time member of the National Federation of the Blind and have served as treasurer of the Tidewater Chapter of the NFB of Hampton Roads since 2009. Mr. Stewart Prost serves as our current chapter president. I want to tell all of you how much I appreciate being a part of the National Federation of the Blind. Read more National Federation of the Blind Member Makes History at the 122nd Running of the Boston Marathon ...
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...
One of Sarah's tactile art renderings of a map of Colorado.
Posted by J. E. Pinto | 03/20/2018 | Parenting, Stories
When my sighted daughter, Sarah, was a toddler, I worried that as her blind mom, I’d miss out on exploring arts and crafts with her. Coloring books, paint-by-numbers, water colors—everything marketed for kids was visually oriented. Read more Enjoying Tactile Crafts with Kids...
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...
Elizabeth and Oriana Riccobono smile big for the camera while holding their canes.
Posted by Melissa Riccobono | 02/27/2018 | Parenting, Stories
Out of love, my parents clothed me. Out of love, they kept me safe. Out of love, they praised me for jobs well done. Out of love, they encouraged me to achieve all of my dreams. Read more Out of Love...

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