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...
Lots of colorful crayons in a basket with a blue background.
Posted by Karen Anderson | 03/06/2018 | Education, Parenting
My mom, who was also blind, had been a teacher before I was born. She understood child development and was determined that I would participate in the same activities my sighted peers were doing, even if that meant I did them slightly differently.  Read more Coloring Inside the “Tactile” Lines...
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...
Marilyn Green in front of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.
Posted by Marilyn Green | 02/23/2018 | Advocacy, Stories
When nearly five hundred blind Americans travel to Capitol Hill with our long white canes in hand and a call to increase the independence of blind people nationwide, the United States Congress knows that the members of the National Federation of the Blind have mobilized for security, equality, and opportunity. Read more Growing in Confidence at Washington Seminar...
Blind museum goers interact with one of John Olsen's tactile photographs.
Posted by Stephanie Eller | 02/16/2018 | General
Last month, the Newseum became the first US museum to host a major tactile art exhibit. “The Marines and Tet” exhibit, sponsored in part by the National Federation of the Blind, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive which was staged on January 31, 1968. Read more The National Federation of the Blind Sponsors Tactile Exhibit at the Newseum...

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