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The GuideReader Pod: Read Books on Your TV

Like the Victor Reader Stream and other similar devices, the GuideReader Pod lets you download and read books from various online libraries or from a local flash drive or microSD card.

Let Us Play Us: Real Stories from Blind Artists

Blind actors are rarely given the opportunity to play blind characters in movies, on TV, or on stage.

Becoming a Federationist: My Scholarship Journey

Prior to my experience as a scholarship finalist, I was only familiar with the National Federation of the Blind through communications with several friends of mine.

The Braille Me by Innovision

In the quest for cheaper Braille displays, a company called Innovision has a contender called Braille Me.

Welcome to the NFB’s New Website

Welcome! We’re excited to announce that the National Federation of the Blind launched a newly redesigned website today. Our previous site, which was built in 2005, served us well, but it was time for an upgrade.

The Best of Both Worlds: The QBraille XL Almost Perfectly Blends a Braille Display and a USB Keyboard

Have you ever found yourself struggling to remember the series of commands needed to perform a keyboard shortcut on your display? Have you ever needed to do a command that isn’t configured on your display? Have you found yourself switching back and forth between your computer keyboard and your display to accomplish your work?

Chemistry for Christmas

On December 12, I wrote a letter to fifty of the country’s top chemistry programs with American Chemical Society membership to alert the universities to accessibility barriers perpetuated by the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute (ACS Exams).

What Being a Scholarship Finalist Taught Me

I never thought I would be selected as a scholarship finalist, but I can say, without hesitation, that the experience changed my life.

Inaccessible Medical Devices Have Life or Death Consequences

The National Federation of the Blind is working to increase the accessibility of medical technologies so that we can live the lives we want.

A Preliminary Victory for Blind Students

Last summer, I wrote about actions by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights that substantively curtailed the rights of students and of organizations like the National Federation of the Blind to seek remedies for discrimination by colleges and universities.