NFB22 Sponsors & Ads

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The National Federation of the Blind acknowledges with gratitude our convention sponsors listed below. Their messages follow.

Elite:

Kellogg

Platinum:  

eSSENTIAL Accessibility
Google
Horizon Therapeutics
Meta
Microsoft
UPS Foundation
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
Vispero
Wells Fargo

Gold: 

Amazon
Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
Oracle
Target
Waymo

Silver: 

Aira Tech Corp
APH ConnectCenter
AT&T
Cruise
HumanWare
iSenpai
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Market Development Group
Pearson

Bronze:  

American Printing House for the Blind
Chris Park Design
Charter Communications
Educational Testing Service
Election Systems & Software
McDonald’s Corporation
Tusk Philanthropies
VitalSource Technologies

White Cane: 

The Chicago Lighthouse 
Clusiv
D2L Corporation 
Democracy Live 
Duxbury Systems, Inc.
En-Vision America
Envision, Inc.
GoodMaps, Inc.
HIMS, Inc.
IKE Smart City, LLC
Independence Science Tactile Engineering 
Leader Dogs for the Blind
McGraw Hill
National Industries for the Blind
Personal.ai
Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP 

Sponsor Ads

Elite:

Creating Better Day for 3 billion people by the end of 2030: Nourish People With Our Foods, Feed People in Need, Nurture People and Our Planet, Live Our Founder’s Values. Photo description: Image of Kellogg Company volunteers packing food donations Follow or join the conversation using #BetterDays. For more information, please visit kelloggs.com/betterdays.

Platinum:

At eSSENTIAL Accessibility, we’ve spent 14 years working to ensure equal access to online information. Our purpose is to help organizations design and develop digital experiences that are accessible to all. We’re proud of the contributions we’ve made toward a more inclusive web, and we’re honored to support the 2022 Convention of the National Federation of the Blind. Together, we will continue creating a future full of opportunity. http://www.essentialaccessibility.com/

Horizon is proud to support the National Foundation of the Blind. Horizon is focused on researching, developing and commercializing medicines that address critical needs for people impacted by rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. Our pipeline is purposeful: we apply scientific expertise and courage to bring clinically meaningful therapies to patients. At Horizon, we believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives. https://www.horizontherapeutics.com/

Proud to support the 2022 National Federation of the Blind Convention. https://about.facebook.com/

Microsoft is a proud sponsor of the 2022 National Federation of the Blind Convention. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This includes creating and delivering technology that is accessible and functional for everyone. https://www.microsoft.com/accessibility

Vanda Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to raising awareness of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24) and supporting the blindness community. Non-24 is a rare circadian rhythm disorder affecting up to 70% of people who are totally blind. People living with Non-24 experience excessive daytime sleepiness and nighttime sleeplessness, which leads to impaired social and occupational functioning. This is due to the misalignment between the internal master body clock and the 24-hour day. Come visit us at our booth to learn about non-24 and sign up for additional information. Call a health educator toll-free at 1-855-856-2424. 24 hours a day, every day. Visit us online at www.non-24.com.

Vispero is a proud sponsor of the National Federation of the Blind. Learn more about our innovative technology for the blindness and low vision, and the passionate team behind it at vispero.com! We’re excited to see you again—in person! Please visit us in the exhibit hall and during our presentation—we have many convention specials and a free gift just for visiting us! What’s New with JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText – Tuesday, July 5, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Join Eric Damery for his annual User Group meeting. All skill levels are welcome. We’ll demonstrate and discuss the recent developments and look at what’s coming in 2023. Bring your questions and join the fun as we kick off the 2022 Convention with the JAWS teams from Training, Sales, and Marketing.  https://www.vispero.com

Together, there are no limits to what we can do. At Wells Fargo, we value the unique capabilities and contributions of each of our employees and appreciate the strength that diversity brings to our organization. Working here, you’ll find an inclusive environment for everyone, including employees with medical restrictions or disabilities. We’re dedicated to providing all of our employees with the opportunity to be successful in their Wells Fargo careers. Our dedicated workplace accommodations team – a group of multi-disciplinary professionals who have expertise in occupational health and psychiatric nursing, vocational rehabilitation, behavioral/mental health, ergonomics, disability management, human resources, employee relations, benefits and leave administration - works to provide successful solutions and reasonable accommodations, helping employees with disabilities or medical restrictions to successfully perform their jobs. Wells Fargo is a proud sponsor of the National Federation of the Blind Convention. What other people are saying about us:  DiversityInc magazine has ranked Wells Fargo No.2 on the list of the 2022 Top Companies for People with Disabilities. DiversityInc also ranked Wells Fargo No. 29 on the Top Companies for Diversity, and No. 1 Top Companies for LGBTQ. For the eleventh consecutive year, readers of CAREERS & the disaABLED magazine recognized Wells Fargo as one of 2022’s Top 50 Employers of people with disabilities. Accommodations and accessibility assistance for team members and job seekers:  Visit wellsfargojobs.com to apply or for more information.Learn more at: wellsfargojobs.com/accessibility and wellsfargo.com/about/diversity/accessibility All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. ©2022 Wells Fargo N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC.

Gold:

Visit the NFB Convention Exhibit Hall to learn more about Fire TVs, Fire tablets, Kindle, and Echo Devices. Amazon supports accessible experiences for shopping, reading, and entertainment. Learn more at www.amazon.com/accessibility.

We’re proud to support the NFB’s commitment to advancing the rights of blind individuals across the country. Let us tell your story. Baltimore, MD 410- 962-1030. Washington, DC 202-742-5969. https://browngold.com/

Target’s purpose is to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Whether in our store or shopping online, we believe every blind person has the right to an equal experience. Our team of accessibility experts work every day to make that happen. Learn more about our accessibility efforts: target.com/accessibility  We welcome your feedback, thoughts, and suggestions. Email the Accessibility team: accessibility@target.com Here are two new ways you can access all Target has to offer:  Explore same day services allowing you to customize how you shop all of our products in the manner best fitting your lifestyle. Learn more at http://bit.ly/tgt-same-day. Aira service is available for free to assist you in all Target stores nationwide and while shopping online at Target.com. Learn more: aira.io/target Are you curious to hear more about Target's digital accessibility? Have questions about our apps, website, or stores? Stop by our open session listed in the agenda to share feedback, ask questions, and meet some of our experienced accessibility consultants.

Waymo is proud to support the National Federation of the Blind. Together, we’re paving the way to a better future. www.waymo.com.

Silver:

Aira – Visual Information On Demand Aira is proud to continue our partnership with the National Federation of the Blind. New to Aira? Download our app and try visual interpreting while visiting Starbucks in the New Orleans Marriott. www.aira.io

Connecting the vision loss community to a world of resources. The APH ConnectCenter offers FREE curated advice and resources to assist children, parents, adults, and job seekers who are blind and low vision, and their associated professionals. APH Information & Referral Hotline: free information, assistance, and resources. FamilyConnect: for families of children who are blind or low vision. CareerConnect: for job seekers with vision loss or blindness. VisionAware: for adults and seniors who are living with vision loss. ConnectCalendar: for use by the entire blindness field to find and promote events. APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub: information about transition programs that emphasize empowerment, career exploration, and work experiences for teens and young adults who are blind and low vision. 800-232-5463 - connectcenter@aph.org - aphconnectcenter.org - familyconnect.org - aphcareerconnect.org - visionaware.org

Building the world’s most advanced autonomous vehicles. Proud Sponsors of the 2022 Blind Driver Challenge. GetCruise.com.

Our Brailliant (TM) BI X series of Braille displays help students and professionals who are blind to stay connected, take notes, send text messages, and listen to and download books from online libraries. With the new text-to-speech feature and built-in mobile options this is the Brailliant idea all users are looking for.  Up to 10% savings on selected HumanWare products during the convention! Visit HumanWare’s exhibit to learn more! 1-800-722-3393 | humanware.com.

Commitment to Access and Inclusion. At JPMorgan Chase we want to help empower people with disabilities to grow their careers, develop job skills, reenter the workforce and gain expanded access to well-paying careers. We proudly support the National Federation of the Blind for its developing innovative education, technology and training programs and legislative advocacy that create pathways to independence and success for their constituents. jpmorganchase.com/odi

Best Wishes to the National Federation of the Blind for a successful 2022 National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Market Development Group, Inc. A full-service marketing company. John Alahouzos, Executive Vice President. 1834 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20009 | USA. 202-298-8030 | www.mdginc.org.

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is proud to be a sponsor of the National Federation of the Blind’s 2022 National Convention. Pearson is committed to making education accessible for all. Please visit https://accessibility.pearson.com/research/2022studies/ for information on participating in our 2022 research studies.

Bronze:

An Accessible World with Opportunity for Everyone. APH’s vision to create an accessible world with opportunity for everyone, guides us in our efforts to innovate technology solutions that enable people who are blind and low vision to conquer their challenges and pursue their dreams. Visit the APH booth to check out our newest innovations and the classic products you know and love.

Chris Park company logo

The broader our perspective, the more we can accomplish. Spectrum is proud to support the 2022 NFB National Convention.

Tusk Philanthropies – Mobile Voting Our mission is to expand voting options to include secure, accessible mobile voting so any voter, regardless of ability, can vote from anywhere. Electronic remote ballot delivery and return options are needed so voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately from home. We continue to stand with the National Federation of the Blind to expand voting options. Learn more at mobilevoting.org

Designed with all learners in mind. http://get.vitalsource.com/.

White Cane:

Looking to find a job? WE CAN HELP! Offering workforce training, placement and assistive technology guidance for people who are blind, have low vision or other disabilities, or are Veterans. Employment Services: Martha Younger-White 312-447-3251 | employmentservices@chicagolighthouse.org  Assistive Technology: Patrick Andrade 312-997-3649 | store@chicagolighthouse.org Now Hiring: chicagolighthouse.org/careers

Clusiv is the world's first accessible e-learning platform built for & by blind and visually impaired people. We solve the global problem of blind inclusion in the workforce, higher education, and society as a whole by empowering the blind learner through accessible education and up-skilling. Our content creators use our experience to provide a space for you to learn from other blind individuals. You will learn what pitfalls to avoid, as well as tips and tricks to make work and school life easier and more efficient. In doing so, you will perform at your best and have more time outside of work to do what you love. We can work with your state’s Vocational Rehabilitation or Blind Commission to get you access to all of our content. In the meantime, you can check out a sample lesson by visiting www.clusiv.io. We look forward to answering your questions both virtually, in the exhibit hall, or in-person throughout the convention.

D2L – Where Learning is Inclusive. D2L’s accessible learning platform empowers everyone to participate in and contribute to the teaching and learning experience intuitively. Find out more at D2L.com/corporate.

In too many states, voters with disabilities don’t have equal access to voting independently and privately from home. Fortunately, there are new accessible at-home voting technologies now available. The Democracy Live OmniBallot accessible at-home voting system is a fully ADA Section 508, WCAG 2.1 compliant remote ballot marking solution. The system has been tested to meet the accessibility requirements of over 90 combinations of browsers, operating systems, screen readers and devices. OmniBallot has been deployed as an accessible absentee tool since 2008, in over 4,000 elections, serving 3,000 jurisdictions, in 27 states and 96 countries around the world. OmniBallot has been tested and reviewed by members of most every leading disability organization in the nation. For further information, please contact Democracy Live: 855-655-VOTE (8683) Toll Free | Email: info@democracylive.com | www.democracylive.com.

Visit our booth! Accessible prescriptions anywhere & everywhere. www.envisionamerica.com.

HIMS, Inc. Please stop what you are doing right now. We need your attention in this time-sensitive matter. If you are at the NFB National Convention, go immediately to the HIMS booth to secure the lowest price on the BrailleSense 6 and BrailleSense 6 mini notetakers. These prices are the lowest they will be this year. Guaranteed.

Did you know Leader Dogs for the Blind also offers FREE O&M training? Visit us: leaderdog.org/programs for more details.

McGraw Hill Unlocks the Potential for All Learners. McGraw Hill believes that the best learning materials should be accessible to students of all abilities. We are building an inclusive culture that considers the needs of every learner from the outset and we are making every effort to ensure that all new educational content and technology follows the WCAG AA guidelines and best practices. To learn more about the McGraw Hill commitment to Accessible Learning visit mheducation.com/about/accessibility.

National Industries for the Blind is proud to partner with the National Federation of the Blind to advance the interests of people who are blind. Learn more at NIB.org.

Bringing the creative potential of AI to everyone. A personal AI is a true digital extension and reflection of you and your memories. Imagine a world where everyone has their own personal AI they can tap into to amplify their knowledge and creativity. Imagine being able to share your AI with others to unlock new ways to collaborate and exchange view and ideas with each other. That day is here. Want to create your own personal AI? Go to personal.ai to get started and visit our seminar on July 9 for inspiration!

RBGG is proud to support the National Federation of the Blind so that blind people may live the lives they want. Advancing justice and solving problems on behalf of individuals and businesses for over 30 years. rbgg.com