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Tech Review: The Mantis Q40 Braille Display from APH

Who would win in a boxing match, a mantis or a scorpion? We’re not sure, but the Mantis Q40 Braille display definitely scored big in our latest tech review.

Files, Files Everywhere: Storing Your Documents in the Cloud

With work and school increasingly being done remotely, especially with the current COVID-19 situation, accessing files from multiple devices is becoming ever more important.

Dungeon Crawling on Your Alexa Device: A Review of “The Cursed Painting”

Ever since the first Amazon Echo came on the scene, gaming has been a popular feature. The first games were simple trivia or quiz games, but they have become more and more advanced as time has passed.

Type in Braille with the TalkBack Braille Keyboard for Your Android Device

In iOS 8, Apple released Braille Screen Input, which let Voiceover users type in Braille on their devices. Since then it has become a very popular feature among blind users.

Aira’s Changes and Plans for the Future

Many of us know about Aira, a company that harnesses a telephone with a camera, trained agents, and a number of computerized tools to enhance the lives of blind people.

12 Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from the National Federation of the Blind. Whether it’s for a wish list to Santa or a special gift for a blind friend or family member, you’ve come to the right place.

Accessible Gaming: AudioWizards Review

Nonvisual accessibility in gaming has been a popular topic this year. Menu narration is becoming more prevalent in games like Madden NFL 20, Mortal Kombat 11, and Gears of War V, and developers are finally starting to think about how to make games playable by a wider audience.

Celebrating Twenty-Nine Years of the ADA

On this twenty-ninth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), members of the National Federation of the Blind celebrate the positive impact this landmark civil rights legislation has had on improving the lives of not only people with disabilities, but all Americans.

The ViewPlus Columbia Embosser: A Solid Choice for the Home User

ViewPlus is known for its excellent tactile graphics embossers. The Tiger line has been used for years in many different areas, including being the required embosser for on-demand graphics in states with Smarter Balanced standardized testing. The Columbia is the latest embosser from ViewPlus.

We're Not Lovin' It!

The National Federation of the Blind helps me and other blind people live the life we want, and McDonald’s has been a tasty part of my life for decades.