NFB STEM2U is coming to a city near you during the 2015-2016 school year!
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in partnership with museums and science centers, will facilitate three regional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Continue reading “NFB STEM2U”
National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000 Eighth Annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards Presented at 2015 Convention
Orlando, Florida (July 10, 2015): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. At the National Federation of the Blind annual convention in Orlando, the eighth annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honored five innovators who are helping blind people live the lives they want.
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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
Baltimore, Maryland (January 7, 2015): Continue reading “National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act”
5th Advanced Research Seminar on Audio Description (ARSAD)
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
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
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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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
Submitted by cvangerven on Wed, 09/18/2013 – 13:06
By Scott Davert
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”
Host an Exchange Student
We invite you to share your life to change another by hosting a
Greenheart exchange student!
• Make the lifelong dream of an international high school student come true.
• Enrich the lives of your family and those in your community.
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