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National Federation of the Blind

The President Can Give Blind Americans This for Christmas

Mark Riccobono | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Mark Riccobono

President Obama, there are many imagined barriers related to blindness, but one of the real barriers is the woeful lack of information in an accessible format.

A Smartwatch for the Visually Impaired

XPRIZE | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Joni Blecher When a group of students at the University of Washington saw a fellow classmate struggling with big heavy Braille books to study, i...

Time for the White House to Upload the Internet Regs

Mark Riccobono | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Riccobono

All blind people know the frustration that we routinely experience in encountering inaccessible electronic and information technology, especially websites, apps, and other internet-based services. At best, these barriers are merely annoying -- at worst they can lead to unemployment.

Joy Resmovits

Blind Students Promised Fair Access To Common Core Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Just five weeks after a New Milford, N.J., family filed a federal lawsuit, a major standardized-testing consortium tasked with writing exams tied to t...

Captcha Fail Leaves Blind People Unable To Sign Petition To Help The Blind

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology

Thanks in part to a dreaded Captcha code on the White House's petitions website, it's nearly impossible for blind web users to sign a "We The People" ...

Goodwill Minimum Wage Loophole Will Shock You

John Hrabe | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
John Hrabe

A majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay people with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage, while these same Goodwills simultaneously spend tens of millions of dollars per year on executive compensation and travel-related expenses.

Former Gov. David Paterson, Others Fight Sub-Minimum Wage For Disabled

Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact

Instead of celebrating the triumphs of the Americans with Disabilities Act, members of the blind community are commemorating its 21st anniversary by p...