News & Updates

Leveraging Technology to Achieve Greater Braille Literacy

I am fond of a blog post entitled Braille Is Not Dead (So Stop Trying to Kill It). The author articulately and systematically discusses the reasons why Braille remains critically important now and into the future

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

Release Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018Category: NationalBaltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in celebration of World Braille Day, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.Read more about National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

Braille Opens Doors Previously Closed

As a child words meant everything to me. I loved to hear people talk and tell stories. One of the things I liked the best was when people read, but exactly what they were doing both perplexed and amazed me.

Blind People Condemn Nepal’s Ban on Blind Everest Climbers

Release Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018Category: NationalBaltimore, Maryland (January 2, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the World Blind Union (WBU), which represent the United States and global blind communities respectively, today stated their opposition to a new ban on blind climbers participating in expeditions on Mount Everest, recently announced by the government of Nepal.Read more about Blind People Condemn Nepal’s Ban on Blind Everest Climbers

Braille Literacy: Success for Everyone

My son Nicholas was born into this world with a bit of difficulty to say the least. The hows and whys are not as important as the journey that Nicholas and my family have been on since April 2006.

Celebrate World Braille Day by Raising Awareness

Each year, January 4 is celebrated as World Braille Day. It marks the birthday of Louis Braille (1809-1852), the French inventor of the reading and writing code for the blind.

Sheltered Workshop and Honda of America Manufacturing Sued for Disability Discrimination

Release Date: Friday, December 15, 2017Category: NationalToday, Michael A. Denoewer, an individual with autism, filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against his former employer, U-CO Industries, a sheltered workshop located in Marysville, Ohio, and Honda of America Manufacturing (Honda), for which U-CO is a Tier 1 Supplier.Read more about Sheltered Workshop and Honda of America Manufacturing Sued for Disability Discrimination

What I Learned at NFB Youth Slam

I am Camryn Gattuso, fifteen years old, and a sophomore at Tuslaw High School in Massillon, Ohio. I have been totally blind since birth and have been educated in a typical public school.

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,

Bittersweet Ballet Recitals

My six-year-old daughter just wrapped up her second season of ballet lessons. The company holds an annual recital each spring. I have to admit, attending the recital is a bit bitter sweet for us.