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STEM Resources

NFB EQ: STEM Learning Toolkits for Parents and Teachers of Blind Children

The National Federation of the Blind understands that, with the proper tools, environment, and encouragement, blind people can participate equally in any career field they choose. As a parent or teacher, you want to support your child or student in participating actively in all areas of their education, including science and math. The STEM Learning Toolkits for parents and teachers of blind children were designed to support you in guiding for success in STEM and much more.  

STEM Discussion

Contact: Louis Maher, 713-444-7838
[email protected]
Date: February 25, 2024, 8:00 p.m. Eastern

The Science and Engineering Division of the National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of Blind Students (NABS) will present a joint Zoom conference on how blind professionals and blind college and graduate students are succeeding in work and courses related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Topics will be of interest to blind students in middle school, high school, college, and graduate school. Parents and professionals are welcome to attend. Portions of the presentation will discuss how to succeed in a laboratory setting.


Braille Transcribing Certification
Contact: [email protected]

The National Federation of the Blind offers courses in literary, music, and mathematics transcribing, as well as literary and mathematics proofreading for Library of Congress certification. NFB is pleased to have been awarded a contract from the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) to conduct the courses leading to Library of Congress certification. The literary Braille transcribing certificate qualifies the recipient to transcribe general literary materials and is a prerequisite for other transcribing and proofreading courses. Courses are provided without cost and may be taken through correspondence or through local classes.

Braille Music Transcription

Need Braille music scores for piano lessons, band practice, or school orchestra? The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) maintains a list of certified Braille music transcribers who are willing to transcribe music materials for individuals. All arrangements for transcribing, including financial, must be made between the transcriber and the Braille reader.


Educational Technology Survey

The NFB is gathering information regarding the accessibility of educational technology used in our nation's schools (kindergarten through graduate level). If you are a student, parent, teacher, or administrator who uses screen access software or other accommodations to participate nonvisually in educational programs or services, or if you are the parent, teacher, or administrator of someone who does, please complete the Education Technology Survey once a semester and contribute to this important research.

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