Voice of the Nation's Blind Blog

Perspective From The President: National Convention, Rubik's Cubes, and More

By Mark Riccobono Greetings, fellow Federationists.

Structured Discovery: A Belief in Blind People

Q&A with Louisiana Center for the Blind's founder By Joanne Wilson Editor’s Note: Joanne Wilson is the founder of the Louisiana Center for the Blind in Ruston, Louisiana. The following is an excerpt of a question and answer session between her and President Riccobono, the rest of which can be found on our Presidential Release page.

Project BOLD: Fostering Inclusion Through Immersion and Observation

Project BOLD is an initiative from our Texas affiliate, which received a 2023 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award.

Fostering Inclusion: Learning From Your Students

Emily Coleman participated in our Teachers of Tomorrow program. She was a member of the 2011-2012 cohort, and is now the principal of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI).

Access Tech Review: SmartVision 3

By Karl Belanger Smartphones are ubiquitous. People use them for calling, texting, navigation, and gaming. While current smartphones are accessible, using touchscreens nonvisually presents a learning curve. Getting used to specialized gestures and acclimating to typing on completely flat surfaces can even pose as deterrents to potential users.

Advice on Applying for the Scholarship Program

This article contains advice from three past scholarship finalists.

Perspective From the President: Scholarships, National Convention, and More

Read this update from President Riccobono about National convention and our national scholarship program.