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Treading Carefully with New Blindness Drama, See

A fantasy world in which everyone is blind, but also strong, capable, dynamic. It sounds amazing. It’s a show that is being launched today through Apple Inc.’s new TV streaming service, Apple TV+ — a new original drama entitled See.

Shout Out to the Forgotten Laborers

Every year, especially around Labor Day, we hear reports about the status of our economy and employment.

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.

Uber and Lyft Still Denying Rides to Those with Service Animals

With the help of hundreds of testers, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) recently completed its second year of rideshare testing to measure whether Uber and Lyft drivers are continuing to deny rides to travelers with service animals.

Partnering and the Development of Innovative Technology

The National Federation of the Blind is committed to participating in forums like the M-Enabling Summit that foster independence through accessible technology and design.

BMDs: The Common-Sense Voting Solution

This might come as a surprise to you, but on Election Day, there are actually a few things we can all agree on. We all want the right to a private ballot, for example. We all want to ensure accurate election results. And we all want to eliminate errors that could potentially make our votes invalid. These are some of the benefits of using ballot marking devices, or BMDs.

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.

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).

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.