1. In this episode of the Nation’s Blind Podcast, hosts Anil Lewis and Chris Danielsen talk about Louis Braille’s birthday, the launch of our Braille Enrichment Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academies, and the importance of Braille as a life tool for the blind. We highlight the BELL Academy video produced by Wells Fargo. In the News, our hosts discuss the Wells Fargo partnership and the 508 Refresh. In Talking About Our Federation, Anil interviews John Paré (Executive Director of Advocacy & Policy for the NFB) about the National Federation of the Blind 2017 Washington Seminar. In our Presidential Privilege, President Mark Riccobono discusses the role of the National Federation of the Blind as a civil rights organization.

URL for Wells Fargo Video: https://stories.wf.com/kids-realize-sight-not-essential-success/?cid=adv_-_-_-_1701_104043

URL for Washington Seminar: http://www.nfb.org/washington-seminar

URL for 508 Press Release: https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-applauds-issuance-508-refresh-regulations

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January 2017