Posted by Joel Zimba | 06/28/2016 | General
I was relieved to find the schedule for the airport shuttle on the company website.  I was only mildly dismayed to find it was an inaccessible PDF document.  One pass through KNFB Reader and I was good to go. -- Wouldn’t you know—Summer storms delayed my flight.  So I decided to grab some lunch while I waited.  Not so long ago, I would have had to have someone read the menu to me. Now, I snap a few pictures with my phone and let KNFB Reader talk me through it at my own pace.  I’ll be sure to save a copy. I connect through here on the way home. -- Read more KNFB Reader: The Convention Chronicles...
Posted by Chris Danielsen | 06/21/2016 | General
The question that I am most often asked by affiliate and chapter leaders throughout the National Federation of the Blind is: How can I get my affiliate or chapter's events or activities covered by the media in my community? I often give talks on this topic, and I will give another at this year's meeting of the NFB's Public Relations Committee; check the convention agenda for details. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with your fellow Federationists. Read more Making the News...
Posted by Dr. Marc Maurer | 06/19/2016 | Parenting
I have been a father now for more than thirty years, and I remember very well when this condition came upon me. It was mysterious, scary, and joyous. A brand new human being was my responsibility, and I could imagine all of the things that could go wrong. Many of them did. Our son David came first, and our daughter Dianna came later. Although both my wife and I are blind, our children are sighted, which has led to a number of interesting discussions. Read more Fatherhood...
Posted by Mark Riccobono | 06/16/2016 | General
As Father’s Day approaches, I am reminded of the blind parents who are not able to be with their children right now. Not because of the lack of desire or because of their inability to care for their children but because of the assumptions of those who are ignorant of the capabilities of the blind. Sometimes, because of low expectations, it seems as if changing the minds of the people who wield the power to break up families is too big a job, but there is hope. Read more Father’s Day Reflections and a Call to Action...
Posted by Lisamaria Martinez | 06/14/2016 | General
Word puzzles, number puzzles, puzzle puzzles. My husband and I have always enjoyed doing puzzles. Sometimes we quietly entertain ourselves by doing puzzles as a solitary pastime—my husband filling in a Sudoku and I filling in a crossword. Occasionally, we decide that two brains are better than one and we might tackle a puzzle together. And, of course, it is always a race to see who can get the most answers correct because obviously that is a sign of who is the smartest—and we all know that girls are smarter than boys. Read more UMI Xblza: H Uld Dhf av Wshf ha Jvucluapvu (NFB Quest: A New Way to Play at Convention)...
Many parents of blind children first come to know of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) through its Parents’ Division, the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC). The NOPBC holds its annual conference during the NFB national convention each summer, this year, from June 30 to July 5 in Orlando, Florida. Without a doubt, the NOPBC Conference is impressive, boasting a full day of sessions reaching out to parents of blind children of all ages and abilities. Read more Ten Tips for Parents at the National Federation of the Blind Convention...

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