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...
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, Sports and Fitness, 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...

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