Category Archives: Making a Difference

Help test/develop a B/VI employment app

From the mailbag: The NRTC on Blindness & Low Vision at Mississippi State University is now recruiting for field test participants for a new app project, 4to24, designed to help parents and youth focus on employment. The app provides information, … Continue reading

Posted in From the mailbag, Making a Difference | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NFB Twitter Chat TODAY on Web Accessibility!

From the mailbag: Participate in Twitter chat about web accessibility! Join us Friday, October 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET to participate in the #MeetTheBlind Month Twitter chat. A Twitter chat is a scheduled, organized topical conversation on … Continue reading

Posted in From the mailbag, Making a Difference | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Call to Action: Speak Up Regarding Special Wage Certificates

This is an enormous issue, and we need to make our voices heard.  Please, please, PLEASE, if you or someone you care about has a disability and thinks that the special wage certificates under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor … Continue reading

Posted in From the mailbag, Making a Difference | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in From the mailbag, Making a Difference, Random Thoughts and Observations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in From the mailbag, Making a Difference, Random Thoughts and Observations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VI Doctoral Student Needs Your Help

From the mailbag: Hello Everyone! I am a visually impaired clinical psychology doctoral student. I am looking to recruit participants for my dissertation research study concerning visual impairment and child development. Information about my study is below. Advertisement for Research … Continue reading

Posted in From the mailbag, Making a Difference, Random Thoughts and Observations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

This October, Support EAC

To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure how best to convince you to support the Equal Access Collaborative (EAC) and its mission of inclusion for B/VI kiddos like Peanut.  I can give you the snippit from their Web site, describing … Continue reading

Posted in Making a Difference, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Please Donate to Seedlings’ Annual Auction

Seedlings is by far one of my favorite charities:  they provide free and low-cost braille and twin-vision books.  We’ve been fortunate beneficiaries of their contests and their annual Book Angel program, and they’ve been instrumental in building Peanut’s braille library … Continue reading

Posted in Early Literacy, From the mailbag, Making a Difference, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Grants Available: United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

If you’re in a position where there’s a gap between what you’re insurance pays and what your kiddo needs, the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) may be able to help.  As explained on their Web site, UHCCF’s mission is to … Continue reading

Posted in Making a Difference, Random Thoughts and Observations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Next Generation of Blind and Low-vision Youth Need You!

Once upon a time, when we first learned Peanut’s retinas were detached and our world had changed overnight, I found the NFB’s “Where the Blind Work” page online, and it has made all the difference.  Simply sharing your story can … Continue reading

Posted in Making a Difference, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment