Sponsors

The National Federation of the Blind acknowledges with gratitude our convention sponsors listed below. Their messages follow.

Elite

  • Aira Tech Corp

Platinum

  • Google, Inc.
  • HumanWare
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Oracle
  • OrCam Technologies
  • UPS
  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals
  • Vispero

Gold

  • BlindShell
  • Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Target
  • Uber

Silver

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Facebook
  • Lyft
  • Market Development Group, Inc. 
  • Pearson
  • Waymo

Bronze

  • Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Monster Worldwide, Inc.
  • National Industries for the Blind
  • Spectrum
  • Sprint
  • VitalSource Technologies
  • Wells Fargo

White Cane

  • BECU
  • C&P - Chris Park Design
  • Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Credit Union National Association
  • Dominion Voting
  • Duxbury Systems, Inc.
  • Election Systems & Software
  • En-Vision America
  • Envision, Inc.
  • HIMS, Inc.
  • Law School Admission Council, Inc.
  • LCI
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Nevada Blind Children's Foundation
  • Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
  • RTB Safe Traffic, Inc.
  • TRE Legal Practice

SPONSOR ADS

Elite

Aira Tech Corp: Enhance Your Convention Experience With Free Aira. Aira is free at the 2019 National Federation of the Blind National Convention. This is a great opportunity to try Aira out with virtually any task on your smartphone. Want to navigate the airport with Aira? Free. What about exploring the hotel? Also free. And getting a vivid description of the exhibit hall booths? You bet it’s free. So, get the most out of your convention experience by setting up your free account in advance at www.aira.io/app. We’re unlocking new efficiencies and insights in education, employment, and the economy. Join our sessions to learn all about it. And thanks to our partnership with the NFB, you can start exploring with Aira for as low as $20 per month. So come meet the Aira Team and bring a friend to take advantage of our referral program! Learn more: www.aira.io/nfb. Download Aira: www.aira.io/app. Our partners: Lyft, Bose, AT&T, McCarran International Airport.

Platinum

Google: Help make our future products more accessible to all users. Sign up to join the Google User Experience Research Program at https://g.co/userresearch/nfb19.

HumanWare: Orientation & entertainment in one mobile package. Victor Reader™ Trek –Imagine a device that gives you the best of both worlds: the confidence to get where you’re going easily and the freedom to enjoy entertainment on the go. That’s the magic of the Victor Reader Trek, the multiuse handheld device designed to make mobility easy and enjoyable. Orientation mode; book reading and playback; the freedom to travel your way. Visit our booth and join us at our Trek user group to learn more about what the Victor Reader Trek can do for you. HumanWare™ see things. Differently.

Microsoft: Empowerment. Microsoft is a proud sponsor of the 2019 NFB National Convention. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This includes creating and delivering technology that is accessible and functional for everyone. www.microsoft.com/accessibility

Oracle: Integrated cloud applications & platform services. Oracle Delivers Accessibility:

  • Transparent accessibility reporting
  • International accessibility standards development
  • Comprehensive accessibility implementation guidance
  • The world’s top governments, states, cities, and universities run Oracle

“Oracle is committed to creating accessible technologies and products that enhance the overall workplace environment and contribute to the productivity of our employees, our customers, and our customers’ customers.” - Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle. For more information about Oracle’s accessible products, go to: oracle.com/accessibility.

OrCam Technologies: What can the OrCam MyEye do for you? The OrCam MyEye increases independence for people who are blind, visually impaired or have reading difficulties. It is the most advanced wearable assistive technology device for the blind and visually impaired, that reads text, recognizes faces, identifies products and more. Orcam.com

UPS: Linking people, cultures and commerce. UPS is the proud to support National Federation of the Blind. sustainability.ups.com

Vanda Pharmaceuticals: Vanda Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to raising awareness of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24) and supporting the blindness community. Non-24 is a rare circadian rhythm disorder affecting up to 70% of people who are totally blind. People living with Non-24 experience excessive daytime sleepiness and nighttime sleeplessness, which leads to impaired social and occupational functioning. This is due to the misalignment between the internal master body clock and the 24-hour day. Come visit us at our booth to learn about Non-24 and sign up for additional information. Call a health educator toll-free at 1-855-856-2424. 24 hours a day, every day. Visit us online at www.non-24.com.

Vispero: Enhanced Vision; Freedom Scientific; Optelec; The Paciello Group. Learn more about our innovative technology for blindness and low vision, and the passionate team behind it! www.vispero.com

Gold

Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP: Breaking Barriers. Brown Goldstein Levy. 120 E. Baltimore Street; Baltimore, MD. 1717 K Street NW; Washington, DC. Tel 410.962.1030, fax 410.385.0869. www.browngold.com

JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Commitment to Access and Inclusion. We proudly support the National Federation of the Blind in developing innovative education, technology and training programs that create pathways to independence and success for their constituents.

Uber: Uber is proud to sponsor the 2019 National Federation of the Blind Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more about Uber’s work to make transportation accessible for everyone at accessibility.uber.com.

Silver

Adobe: Adobe congratulates the National Federation of the Blind on a successful year and on their 2019 convention. Learn more about Adobe accessibility at adobe.com/accessibility.html.

Amazon: Visit the NFB Convention Exhibit Hall to experience Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindle, Echo, and more. Amazon supports accessible experiences for shopping, reading, and entertainment. Learn more @ www.amazon.com/accessibility.

AT&T: Power of you. We believe in promoting accessible and assistive technologies for all and are proud to support the National Federation of the Blind 2019 National Convention.

Delta Air Lines: The world is changed by those out in it. At Delta, we believe it’s only when we venture out into the world that we realize all the things we share. We’re proud to support the National Federation of the Blind, because only together can we make change. Keep climbing.

Facebook: Facebook is a proud sponsor of the National Federation of the Blind 2019 National Convention. Facebook accessibility.

Lyft: Going the extra mile. Lyft is a proud partner of the NFB.

Market Development Group, Inc.: Congratulations to the National Federation of the Blind on another Successful Convention! Market Development Group, Inc. A full-service marketing company. John Alahouzos Executive Vice President. 1832 Connecticut Avenue, NW • Washington, DC 20009 • USA. 202-298-8030 • www.mdginc.org

Pearson: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is proud to be a sponsor of the National Federation of the Blind’s 2019 National Convention. Pearson is committed to making education accessibility for all. To participate in a tactile graphics study, please send an email to accessible.assessments@pearson.com.

Waymo: Together we’re paving the way to a better future.

Bronze

Educational Testing Service (ETS): Measuring the power of learning. Our mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services. Our products and services measure knowledge and skills, promote learning and performance and support education and professional development for all people worldwide. Questions about GRE, TOEFL, Praxis, GACE, or HiSET tests? Stop by our table to learn more about our products and services!

Monster Worldwide: Monster is proud to support the National Federation of the Blind.  At Monster, we are committed to making our website accessible to everyone, and to promoting the benefits of employing blind job seekers.

National Industries for the Blind: National Industries for the Blind is proud to partner with the National Federation of the Blind to advance the interests of people who are blind. Learn more at NIB.org.

Spectrum: Through collaboration with the blind and visually impaired community, Spectrum can better meet the needs of all of our customers. Spectrum is proud to support the National Federation of the Blind’s 2019 National Convention.

VitalSource Technologies: Bookshelf by VitalSource. VitalSource brings accessible and engaging content to learners of all abilities. For nearly two decades, we’ve worked hard to ensure our products are designed from the beginning with accessibility in mind. Plus, you can sideload content you already have into Bookshelf® to utilize our platform’s accessibility features. Visit our booth in the exhibit hall to learn more! get.vitalsource.com/accessibility

Wells Fargo: We look through the eyes of many. Recognizing and promoting diversity means having an appreciation for difference. At Wells Fargo, we welcome and value the insights and perspectives drawn from unique life experiences. It is those distinctive viewpoints that provide us with the fresh thinking we need to help all our customers reach their financial goals. We are proud to be part of the National Federation of the Blind National Convention. wellsfargo.com. Together we’ll go for.

White Cane

BECU: BECU CARES. It’s our pleasure to support the National Federation of the Blind. Keep up your important work to make a difference.

C&P - Chris Park Design: Visit C&P Chris Park booth to check out new technologies. New product! i-lovwiew13, i-lovwiew17 video magnifiers, premium canes and much more! C&P, known as Chris Park Technology, develops video magnifiers and canes for people with vision loss and learning disabilities. CP was the real manufacturer of cameras, video magnifiers, canes for other organizations such as Baum, Ai Squared, National Federation of the Blind.

Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind: Proud to be a White Cane Sponsor. Leading experts in employment services and assistive technology for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled, or Veterans. Employment services: Sara Bennett (312) 997-3657, sarah.bennett@chicagolighthouse.org. Assistive Technology: Luke Scriven (312) 997-3649 luke.scriven@chicagolighthouse.org. Now Hiring: chicagolighthouse.org/careers

Credit Union National Association: Proud to support The National Federation of the Blind and its mission to defend the rights of blind Americans, provide information and support to blind children and adults, and build a community that creates a future full of opportunities. cuna.org

Election Systems & Software: Better elections every day. Election Systems & Software (ES&S) has developed innovative election technology for nearly 40 years. Our visionary approach, extensive elections knowledge and expertise have made us the trusted market leader. The ES&S brand means secure, accurate and reliable elections for all citizens. We are committed to enhancing the voting experience and marketplace by providing integrated voting solutions that are federally certified. Rather than create products we think need to exist, ES&S researches and creates solutions that are flexible enough to meet multiple jurisdictions’ needs. As election requirements evolve and voter preferences change, ES&S provides proven solutions that offer flexibility and accountability. www.essvote.com

En-Vision America: Got talking Rx labels? Become an advocate! Stop by the En-Vision America booth and find out how! Check out demos of accessible prescription labels and the id mate talking bar code scanner while you’re there!

Envision, Inc.: Since 1933 Envision has been providing advocacy and support to improve independence for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Envision is proud to sponsor the National Federation of the Blind. To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. www.envisionus.com

Law School Admission Council: Access to justice begins with access to education. Here at LSAC, we’re devoted to ensuring accessibility for everyone who strives to impact the world through the study of law. We believe the future of our justice system should reflect all those it serves. To learn more about the digital transformation of the LSAT to enhance access for all, visit us in the Exhibit Hall. Building a Just and Prosperous World.

LCI: Reach your highest potential. We create meaningful work for the blind and visually impaired! Interested? Call us! 919-596-8277 Or visit: https://www.lcindustries.com/careers/. Where do you envision YOUR future? Is it in manufacturing? Retail? Technology? Customer Service?

McGraw-Hill Education: Because learning changes everything. We are proud to support the National Federation of the Blind. Our commitment: We at McGraw-Hill are committed to developing products that can be accessed and used by any and all learners, including those with disabilities, and have created a culture that considers those with differing learning and access needs from the outset. This effort includes a comprehensive strategy that combines planning, research, training, and product development activities with both McGraw-Hill employees and third-party content partners. Learn about McGraw-Hill’s initiatives at http://mheducation.link/nfb.

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP: Trial and Appellate Advocates. RBGG is proud to represent and support the National Federation of the Blind so that blind people may live the lives they want. Advancing justice and solving problems on behalf of individuals and businesses for 29 years. Rbgg.com

RTB Safe Traffic, Inc.: Volume Control of Walk Signals. Visually Impaired Persons can now automatically increase the volumes of Pedestrian Signals at traffic lights with a brand new app or keychain fob. Thus, they are always provided with full safety and experience when navigating intersections. Free smartphone app for users. Increase in volume as needed. www.rtbsafetraffic.com; sales@rtbsafetraffic.com

TRE Legal Practice: TRE Legal Practice is a civil rights law firm focusing on the rights of the blind and other disabled people to access employment, education, government programs, public accommodations, accessible technology and all other aspects of society. Contact us: Phone (415) 873-9199; www.trelegal.com.