Author Archives: Phouka

NO BARRIERS 2019 Leading the Way Applications Open!

This sounds like an amazing opportunity!  There is a cost involved ($750 per their Web site), and the program is available to kiddos 15-19 years old. From the Mailbag: We are reaching out to let you know that applications for … Continue reading

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Love Notes Available Again

If you happen to use Kellogg’s snacks for your kids, you may have noticed that they have a space to write notes to your kiddos on the front of the wrappers.  As explained on their Web site, Rice Krispies Treats’ … Continue reading

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Interns Wanted for 2019 DC BELL Academy

From the mailbag: The National Federation of the Blind of DC is looking for interns for our two week BELL Academy next summer. The dates are July 29-August 9, 2019, with mandatory training on July 27. Housing is provided if … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunity: NFB of Missouri

The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri has announced its 2019 Scholarship Program!  You must be legally blind, planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2019, and should live in Missouri (you’re not required to … Continue reading

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ABLE Updates for 2018 and Onward

This comes from an IRS mailing list I’m subscribed to, so can be assumed to be accurate information.  From the mailbag: IRS reminds those with disabilities of new ABLE account benefits WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service wants to remind … Continue reading

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Workshop: Activity-Based Programming for Students with Severe Differences

From the mailbag: Registration is open for Activity Based Programming For Students with Severe Differences. This two day workshop is designed for parents, teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators who are creating a program for those students with severe and multiple disabilities, … Continue reading

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A Fun, Noisy Toy: Fingerlings

If you are anything like me, you had no idea what Fingerlings were or why you should even care when the craze hit last Christmas.  Once I found out what they were, I still didn’t see the point of a … Continue reading

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Research Participants Needed: Development and Validation of a New Barriers to Physical Activity Scale for Adults with Visual Impairments

From the mailbag: Name of Study:  Development and Validation of a New Barriers to Physical Activity Scale for Adults with Visual Impairments To be eligible for this study, participants must: *       Have a visual impairment ranging from low vision to … Continue reading

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Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation

From the mailbag: The National Braille Press’s Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation is now accepting entries! The Touch of Genius Prize was developed to inspire entrepreneurs, educators or inventors to continue the promotion of braille and tactile literacy for … Continue reading

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Above all, VOTE!

People died for your right to vote–please be sure to use it if for no other reason than to honor their sacrifice.  Once you’ve voted, if you’re blind or visually impaired, let the NFB know how it went by completing … Continue reading

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