Category Archives: Random Thoughts and Observations

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

Posted in From the mailbag, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adventures in Reading, Early Literacy, Events, From the mailbag, Kansas | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Events, From the mailbag, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

#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

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

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

Posted in From the mailbag, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in From the mailbag, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in From the mailbag, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Embrace Your Engineering Quotient (EQ)

From the mailbag: Embrace Your Engineering Quotient (EQ) Are you interested in pursuing work in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) after high school? Do you enjoy investing your talent and energy in solving real-world problems? Join the National Federation … Continue reading

Posted in Events, From the mailbag, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NFB Writing Contests

From the mailbag: Dear Fellow NFB Members The 2016 writing contest for youth and adults will close for submissions on April 1st. Less than a month to get your work into the competition! a 2016 WRITING CONTEST GUIDELINES Adult contests … Continue reading

Posted in From the mailbag, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Have a Guide Dog? Want to be in a Documentary?

From the mailbag: The National Association of Guide Dog users has been contacted by a national video production company seeking a subject for a brief documentary sponsored by a major pet food company about the relationship between a guide dog … Continue reading

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