Living the Life You Want

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

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The KNFB Reader

Now you can have the convenience of an OCR scanner in the palm of your hand. The KNFB Reader app is a revolutionary tool that you can use, with the touch of a single button, to read virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos, and many other documents.

Accuracy is facilitated by a field-of-view report, automatic page detection, and tilt control.
Proprietary document analysis technology determines the words and reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech. Read the words you want to read; live the life you want.

The Awesome Foundation Awards the NFB of Georgia $1000

On August 19th, President Scott, along with treasurer Nata Watkins and Board member Patrice Lewis, attended an Awesome Hour, the Awesome Foundation for the arts monthly meet-up.

Photo of NFB of Georgia president Garrick Scott, Awesome Foundation Atlanta chapter founder and trustee Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, and others at the Awesome Hour Meet-up

Listen to President Scott’s thoughts on the evening.

listen here, if the above player isn’t available.

##More About the Awesome Foundation

The Atlanta Chapter of the Awesome Foundation’s grants support projects in sciences, arts, education, civic engagement, media, and entertainment — just about anything as long as it contributes to making Atlanta more AWESOME!

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Government Guidance on the Rights of Parents with Disabilities

Baltimore, Maryland (August 11, 2015):

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for the rights of blind parents and their children, applauds the new technical assistance document Protecting the Rights of Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities, recently issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights Administration for Children and Families, and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section. The document is the first being issued under a new partnership between DOJ and HHS to advise state child welfare agencies on their obligations to avoid and prevent discrimination in the provision of services.

Dan’s Newsline® Testimonial

Friends and colleagues, I am very excited about our new blog. Because of my long-standing commitment to our NFB Newsline program, sponsored here in Georgia by the Public Service Commission, I thought I would post an article here which came across my desk from Colorado.

National Federation of the Blind Achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

Orlando, Florida (July 8, 2015): As part of the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, members and supporters of the NFB have set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for largest umbrella mosaic. Two thousand four hundred and eighty individuals simultaneously raised umbrellas to create the image of the National Federation of the Blind icon and the organization’s tagline, “Live the life you want.” The National Federation of the Blind record title attempt took place at 7 a.m. today in the rear surface parking lot of the Rosen Centre Hotel located at 9840 International Drive in Orlando.

Introducing Tales From The Tip: A New NFBGA Blog Series

Garrick Scott

Welcome to the first installment of Tales from the Tip. This is a new blog series from the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia. We will inform, entertain, sustain, and remain…and I would have used three or four other words that rhyme with stain if I could have thought of them.

NFB-NEWSLINE Adds Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review

Baltimore, Maryland (June 8, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce the addition of two new bimonthly publications to the NFB-NEWSLINE service: Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review. These are published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS).