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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships annually to blind students from across the United States. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2018. Check out the link below for eligibility information and to apply! 

https://nfb.org/scholarships

The application deadline is March 31, 2018. All finalists must attend the entire convention of the National Federation of the Blind, to be held from July 3-8 in Orlando, Florida. The NFB scholarship program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. All blind college students are encouraged to apply!

National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy

Release Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018Category: NationalBaltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, commends United Airlines for announcing that there will be no changes to its policies regarding travelers with dog guides and other service animals, as opposed to animals that may fit other categories.Read more about National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy

National Federation of the Blind 2018 Summer Internship Program

The National Federation of the Blind continues to raise the expectations of blind people by actively working to empower the next generation of leaders and innovators.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit

Release Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018Category: NationalMembers of the National Federation of the Blind will host a reception at the Newseum to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive and celebrate a new exhibit, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War.” This reception will honor John Olson’s work in the development of taRead more about National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit

National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta’s New Service Animal Policy

Release Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018Category: NationalBaltimore, Maryland: (January 23, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind stated the following with regard to the new service and support animal policy announced by Delta Air Lines on January 19:Read more about National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta’s New Service Animal Policy

Better with Age: The BrailleSense Polaris Shows Significant Improvement with Its Android Support

The BrailleSense Polaris has received several updates since our initial blog post on the Polaris at the end of August. Math support has been added to the word processor, 

NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award

Release Date: Monday, January 22, 2018Category: NationalBaltimore, Maryland (January 22, 2018): Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, has received one of the inaugural Autos2050SM awards. The awards are being presented by the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation.Read more about NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

All parents have questions and worries about their children, no matter how old their children get. Is she eating enough?

New Accessibility Features Coming to PrestoPrime EMV System

Release Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018Category: NationalRedwood City, Calif.Read more about New Accessibility Features Coming to PrestoPrime EMV System

The Power of the Run Dialog for Accessing Things Quickly

The Run dialog has been around in Windows since the days of Windows 95, and can be accessed using the keyboard shortcut Windows+R.