National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act

Urges Swift Passage of Legislation to Prevent Exploitation of Workers with Disabilities

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Upcoming events

5th Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description (ARSAD)

Barcelona, Spain
19.3.2015 – 20.3.2015

The TransMedia Catalonia Research Group (Department of Translation and Interpreting/CAIAC, UAB) and the EU project HBB4ALL are organizing the 5th Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description (ARSAD), to be held in Barcelona on 19th (all day) and 20th (morning) March 2015. This international seminar aims to bring together practitioners and researchers in order to advance the knowledge of current Audio Description (AD) practices and research.
See the web page (External link) for information about the current call for papers and past seminars.
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Visually-impaired musicians’ lives (VIML) conference

“Visually-impaired musicians’ lives” (VIML) conference

London, England
10.3.2015 – 11.3.2015

The event will take place in the Jeffery Hall at the Institute of Education, University of London and will comprise speakers on various areas of visual impairment and music from across the world, in addition to musical performances by visually-impaired musicians.
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National Federation of the Blind Announces 2015 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2015 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards

Baltimore, Maryland (December 10, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program. Each year the National Federation of the Blind presents cash awards to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of blind people in the United States.
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NFB 2014 Scholarship Program Finalists

National Federation of the Blind Announces
2014 Scholarship Program Finalists

Baltimore, Maryland (May 14, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2014 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The students are listed below in alphabetical order with their home states and vocational goals.
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What’s new in iOS 7 accessibility for individuals who are blind, deaf-blind, or who have low vision

What’s new in iOS 7 accessibility for individuals who are blind, deaf-blind, or who have low vision

Submitted by cvangerven on Wed, 09/18/2013 – 13:06

By Scott Davert

Introduction

Just like the last several autumn seasons, this one comes with another new iOS release. And just like other releases, this release brings a lot of new features and functions to supported iDevices. Major changes include enhancements to Siri, a new Control Center available from anywhere within the OS giving you instant access to several essential controls, a revamped Notifications Center, and much more. Many blogs and Apple themselves will be highlighting these new enhancements to iOS, so I will not discuss them in great detail. This article, as the title implies, deals with enhancements pertaining to accessibility: specifically, those changes which impact individuals who are blind or deaf-blind. Continue reading “What’s new in iOS 7 accessibility for individuals who are blind, deaf-blind, or who have low vision”

New Screen Reader From Nokia

Nokia rolls out new screen reader
Source: http://conversations.nokia.com/2011/10/27/nokia-rolls-out-new-screen-reader/

LONDON, United Kingdom – Nokia has announced a screen reader this week at Nokia World 2011, in addition to a number of accessibility apps. These new products matter because they will make it easier for people with disabilities to use Nokia devices.
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