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Experiencing the 2017 Eclipse Nonvisually

While some scientists at Harvard are working to turn light into sound by way of an Arduino, you don’t have to get so high-tech to experience the solar eclipse that will occur on August 21.

The National Federation of the Blind Helped Eric Duffy Know That He Could Be a Blind Dad

I am from a family of eight. I have four brothers and three sisters, and I am next to the youngest. From an early age I knew that I wanted to have a wife and children.

Be the STAR of Your Story: Using Your Past Experiences to Excel in Interviews

With the unemployment rate for the blind hovering around 70 percent, the National Federation of the Blind Employment Committee is dedicated to providing resources and information to help the blind become gainfully employed.

How Love Convinced Gary Wunder to Join the National Federation of the Blind

One frequent topic of discussion in the National Federation of the Blind is why we joined, when we joined, and those things that pushed us towards and away from the organization.

Just a Mom

I hear, “Wow, you’re amazing! I can’t imagine taking care of one child—let alone three—if I couldn’t see!” To which I say with a smile, “No. I’m just a mom.”

Isabel Espinales Regains Independence through the National Federation of the Blind

I was born in Nicaragua. At ten years old, I was forced to leave my country to escape death threats because of my father’s reputation in the military.

To See, or Not to See

I have been blind since the day I was born. When people first meet me, they often wonder if I would want a “cure” for my blindness. So, would my life be improved if I could see?

Ellana Crew Shares Why She’s a National Federation of the Blind Member

I came to the Federation with no cane, having never met another blind person, and having already had three different career ideas shot down by my TBS’s (teachers of blind students) and special educators.

Why Are You a Federationist?

The National Federation of the Blind has tens of thousands of members and is constantly growing. It is no surprise, then, that there are a myriad of reasons why people become and remain members of the National Federation of the Blind.

2017 National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam

Far too often blind youth are not provided with the same opportunities as their sighted peers to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.