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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.

Ashley and Fuller: A Guide Dog Story

High school was when I knew that I wanted to have a guide dog someday.

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.

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.

On Our 78th Birthday, Celebrating 78 Years of Stories

Today begins the seventy-ninth year for the National Federation of the Blind. During the past six weeks I have worked with blind people from at least a dozen states—having traveled to four of them—and have gained insight from visiting with blind people in two foreign countries.

A Lyft to the Polls

We've certainly come a long way, but voting still isn’t completely free of barriers for blind people. One such barrier can be transportation to the polling place. This can be a particularly troublesome issue for people who live in cities or rural areas that don’t have adequate public transportation.

Canes and Costumes

There are those that have a hard time accepting a cane, and for a long time I was one of them. I was told it made me “look blind,” which was something I wanted to avoid at all costs. No kid likes feeling different, and I was no exception.

A Photographer's Insights on Vision Loss

"We’ll find out..." It was a phrase said to me repeatedly by two of my greatest mentors, Fred Sanders and Jim Platt. Almost fifty years later, that phrase seems to pop out of my own mouth with increasing regularity.

How to Build a Disaster Plan

September is National Preparedness Month, when local, state, and federal officials collectively work to ensure citizens are prepared for the disasters likely to affect their area. Appropriate since, as I write this, there are four active named tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

My Month in Tokyo

My fascination with Asian culture began when I was about thirteen years old sitting in my parents’ house near Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. It started with learning everything I could about the Chinese zodiac, various anime (which is Japanese animation), and manga (which are Japanese comics or graphic novels).