As part of our NFB summer internship program, we had the pleasure of spending two weeks working with John Paré and the rest of the Advocacy and Policy department.
The United States Senate today provided its advice and consent for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. The chamber also approved the treaty's implementing legislation (S. 2559), which will make modest adjustments to US copyright law to fully comply with the treaty.
In 2017, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services made a peculiar policy decision to not reimburse Medicare beneficiaries for continuous glucose monitors when they were used in conjunction with a mobile app.
Eighty years ago, the Fair Labor Standards Act became the law of the United States. It sought to improve wages and working conditions for American workers. Since its enactment, progress has certainly been made. But one thing hasn't changed since 1938: workers with disabilities can still be paid less than the federal minimum wage.
Want to explore science with your blind or sighted child this summer? Consider cooking together. Let's take an example like browning apples. What can we learn?
The National Federation of the Blind National Convention is an experience like none other. From the informative seminars on all types of topics to the excitement of being surrounded by more than 2,000 other blind people. From hearing so many canes tapping and guide dogs working, to the energy of the room on the day of opening session.
Last year, Karl Belanger and I reviewed the state of Braille support across a number of different screen reader and operating system combinations.
In May 2017, NFB initiated a rideshare testing program in response to our new settlement agreements with Uber and Lyft. Both rideshare companies had committed to changes intended to eliminate driver discrimination against travelers with service animals. So now, one year into our three-year testing program, are Uber and Lyft demonstrating improvement?
The National Federation of the Blind is actively engaged in improving access to education for blind students.
We stop short, folks whisper, “What’s that?” It’s the unmistakable rattle of the beloved kingfisher, the rascal of the water birds, zooming along the river. It went by too fast; my restricted peripheral vision couldn’t locate it, but it caused me to smile.