Not a Long White Cane but a Short Black Tail

It’s the spring of 2004, and I’m a nineteen-year-old college freshman majoring in voice. I’m on top of the world because I’ve just received my admission letter from The Seeing Eye

Do You Dream in Color? Highlights the Struggles Blind Students Face

I was twenty-two years old when I was diagnosed as legally blind and received my first white cane. I had earned an undergraduate degree from a reputable university in Chicago and worked in a publishing company inputting data corrections,

Dealt: A Card Mechanic's Success in the Face of Blindness

(This post contains some spoilers about the movie, Dealt.) Richard Turner is a living breathing card mechanic. His friends and family call him Rick, and he manipulates cards in ways which leave people scratching their heads. An audience member picks a card, tells Rick what it is, and places it back in the deck.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates White Cane Awareness Day

Most of us are familiar with White Cane Safety Day. Over the years, however, the significance of the white cane has shifted from safety to independence for blind people.

An Update on the National Federation of the Blind Hurricane Relief Project

This hurricane season has been particularly harsh on our Federation family in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Harvey, we shared information on our efforts to help blind people impacted by the storm.

Tips for Planning a Successful 2017 Meet the Blind Month

Meet the Blind Month is a great time to ramp up outreach and education efforts in our local communities.

National Federation of the Blind Hurricane Harvey Relief Project

During the past week, many members of the National Federation of the Blind have reached out with offers of support for blind individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

From Timid to Bold: Reflections on Newcomers to National Convention

"Attending the convention has changed me in many ways. For the first time in my life, I did not feel self-conscious or different. For the first time in my life, I feel like I am part of a big family that really cares." - Ayoub Zurikat, 2017

Experiencing the 2017 Eclipse Nonvisually

While some scientists at Harvard are working to turn light into sound by way of an Arduino, you don’t have to get so high-tech to experience the solar eclipse that will occur on August 21.

The National Federation of the Blind Helped Eric Duffy Know That He Could Be a Blind Dad

I am from a family of eight. I have four brothers and three sisters, and I am next to the youngest. From an early age I knew that I wanted to have a wife and children.

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