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Historic Chance to End the Book Famine Must Not Be Lost

Blog Date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
By Marc Maurer, President
National Federation of the Blind
 
I was moved recently by a story of a bright young Chinese-American woman named Michelle Yang.  Blind from birth, Michelle explained that as a child she could not read folk tales in Hmong, her native language, because they cannot be physically imported or e-mailed into the United States—or to any other country for that matter—in Braille.  
 
Instead, because of global copyright laws, they must wastefully be produced separately in accessible forms in every country where a blind child wants to enjoy and learn her own heritage in her own tongue.  
 

Feedback on Blind Man's Story on This American Life

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The following is a copy of an e-mail that was recently sent by NFB member Bob Hartt to the producers of NPR's This American Life

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident: Part Two

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

By Mark Riccobono

Participants Needed for Testing a New Math Education Software Tool for the Blind During the 2013 NFB National Convention

Blog Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

At the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute we work on creating educational programs and tools that enhance the participation of blind students. The summer of 2013 marks our tenth summer in a row providing high quality instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math—see the NFB STEM-X program http://www.blindscience.org/STEMX. Below is an announcement about an exciting product that will be tested at the 2013 NFB National Convention. In the past, too much technology development was done without input from blind students.

Victims of the Exemption

Blog Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2013

By Anil Lewis

The Commensurate Wage Fallacy

Blog Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2013

By Anil Lewis

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident—Do You?

Blog Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013

By Mark A. Riccobono

Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

From the 2012 Annual Report of the National Federation of the Blind

What Remains Unsaid About the Minimum Wage

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

By Marc Maurer, President
National Federation of the Blind

 

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