Author Archives: Phouka

ETS Research Study

Are you 18+, visually impaired, and need to take the GRE?  Read on: From the mailbag: Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking blind and low vision adults 18 years or older who are currently in their senior year of undergraduate … Continue reading

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BELL Comes to Kansas!

I am BEYOND EXCITED to share that the NFB’s BELL Program is finally coming to Kansas this year!  I’ve pasted the email I received regarding the program below. FROM THE MAILBAG: The National Federation of the Blind of Kansas is … Continue reading

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Urban Air

Location:  14401 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66223 Cost:  Pricey.  The amount you pay relates to the options you choose.  In my instance, I had a 5-yo, 8-yo, and an adult; I paid for two hours bounce time for the … Continue reading

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Get a Summer Job at the Colorado Center for the Blind!

From the mailbag: Every summer at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, blind youth learn and grow in confidence that they can live the lives they want.  You can be a part of this summer – a summer neither your … Continue reading

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Blind Inc Buddy Program 2017

From the mailbag: Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND), Inc. Buddy Program 2017: Come to gain blindness skills, and leave with lifelong friends! Apply today to the 2017 Buddy Program, a summer program for all blind/low vision students ages 9-13! … Continue reading

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#HowEyeSeeIt #Howoffensivecanyouget?

Wow. Every time I think I’ve seen the depths of misguided ableism, I’m amazed by a new low.  This latest one–#HowEyeSeeIt–really?  Seriously???  You have to be effing kidding me.  You think that blundering around for a minute with a blindfold … Continue reading

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Time to Sign Up for Trolley Run!!

One of Peanut’s favorite events of the year is rapidly approaching–CCVI’s Trolley Run!  Where else can you run (or walk–we walk!) an easy, flat-to-downhill course; support a FANTASTIC cause; and even have the chance to win a BRAND NEW CAR … Continue reading

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NFB 2016 Scholarship Deadline Approaches

From the mailbag: National Federation of the Blind 2016 Scholarship Program http://www.nfb.org/scholarships Deadline: March 31, 2016 Are you a legally blind college student living in the United States or Puerto Rico? This annual program offers 30 scholarships worth from $3,000 … Continue reading

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New List-Servs

From the mailbag: I am pleased to be able to announce three new lists here on nfbnet.org. They are for the Pennsylvania Association of Blind Students, PABS; the Miami Valley Chapter of the NFB of Ohio, NFBMV; and CHANT, The … Continue reading

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Self-Service Kiosks in Healthcare Settings

This is something I’ve wondered about myself, as I’ve found more and more touch screens in doctors’ offices and pharmacies we visit.  If you’re a B/VI person who’s encountered these machines, please respond to the request for information below. From … Continue reading

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