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BELL Program Teaches Visually Impared Kids Braille, Blindness Skills

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Gem State Milestones Winter 2014

GEM STATE MILESTONES Winter 2014 A Publication of the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF IDAHO   Dana Ard, Editor    President’s Report   My NFB of Idaho family, I ... Continue Reading →
TEACH ACT Progress REport

What Does The TEACH Act Mean To The Blind IN 2014?

Lauren McLarney, Government Affairs Specialist at the  National Federation of the Blind has included a progress report bilow on the TEACH ACT. So, before I share  her progress report ... Continue Reading →
NFB Protests College In New Jersey

Federation Members to Protest College’s Actions

Atlantic Cape Community College Discriminates Against BlindStudent,  Bans Him from Freely Accessing Campus   Mays Landing, New Jersey (April 15, 2014): Members of the National ... Continue Reading →
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Idaho Falls Mayor Proclaims National Federation of the Blind Day

Rebecca Casper, mayor of Idaho Falls, proclaimed that March 29, 2014 is to be National Federation of the Blind Day. This announcement was to be made in person at the Idaho state convention ... Continue Reading →
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Idaho NFB BELL Program

Idaho Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning APPLY NOW! The NFB BELL Program is designed to provide intensive Braille instruction to blind and low vision children during the summer ... Continue Reading →
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2014 Donors To The National Federation of the Blind of Idaho

Thank You For Your Generous Supoort to the NFBI We appreciate all contributions given to support the National Federation of the Blind at both the local level and nationally.  The following ... Continue Reading →

Idaho Falls Hosts the 2014 National Federation of the Blind of Idaho State Convention

We would like to invite you to our annual state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Idaho. It will take place at the  Hotel on the Falls in Idaho Falls, Idaho on ... Continue Reading →

The Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (HR 3505)

The Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (HR 3505)   I am proud to say that today after ten months of anticipation; Congressman Tom Petri ... Continue Reading →

Idaho Needs To See

Idaho Needs To See Oct 31, 2013 Posted by haligoodrich In News    Comments (0) Published by The Arbiter There are 285 million people in the world who are visually impaired. In the ... Continue Reading →

The United Nations Treaty On Disability for People Around the World

The United Nations Treaty On Disability for People Around the World   The United Nations Treaty On Disability for People Around the World This morning I participated in a meeting ... Continue Reading →

For the first time ever, write your math on an electronic Braille device!

For the first time ever, write your math on an electronic Braille device! October 24, 2013 – If you are a blind student walking in to a math class, ... Continue Reading →

October is World Blind Awareness Month

Published by the Gem County Messenger   October is World Blind Awareness Month   Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:56 am Few blind Gem County residents, but numbers growing Blindness ... Continue Reading →

Helping Those With Low Vision

Published in CPA Press   Helping Those With Low Vision   Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:42 am, Wed Oct 23, 2013. By GEORGE KINGSON/Staff writer ... Continue Reading →

Audible Teleprompter for Public Speaking

Audible Teleprompter for Public Speaking by Norm Gardner   Click Here to download audio file of training.   This audio file is a 40 minute presentation by Bruce Gardner. The ... Continue Reading →

Papa John’s Sponsers Fund Raiser for Idaho Falls Chapter of the NFB November 14th

Papa John’s Sponsers Fund Raiser for Idaho Falls Chapter of the NFB November  14th     The Snake River Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind would ... Continue Reading →

HumanWare sees its global development expand through a partnership with Essilor

HumanWare sees its global development expand through a partnership with Essilor October 17, 2013 — HumanWare announces a major strategic partnership with Essilor, the world’s ... Continue Reading →

Presidential Proclamation Blind Americans Equality Day, 2013

Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 11, 2013 Presidential Proclamation — Blind Americans Equality Day, 2013 BLIND AMERICANS EQUALITY DAY, 2013 – ... Continue Reading →

Access to Kindle Books For the Blindis Here

Access to Kindle Books For the Blindis Here By Laine Amoureux Recently Amazon released an App for IOS devices that adheres to the accessibility guidelines for Apple products.  This ... Continue Reading →

Barnes and Noble hosts NFB of Idaho Falls Book Fair

Click Here to watch the KIDK News 8 interview with sandy Streeter.   The Idaho Falls Snake River Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind held their fifth annual ... Continue Reading →

Guide Dog Dies Trying To Protect Family

Simon, an 80-pound Boxer and guide dog, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, after trying to protect his owner’s child. Continue Reading →

Idaho Falls Blind Man Pitches For Awareness

Sean Malone hadn’t thrown a baseball since he lost his vision to diabetes in 2009. That changed Saturday at the Idaho Falls Chukars baseball game. It was like Malone had never taken ... Continue Reading →

Summer camp for blind children begins in Idaho Falls

 two-week summer camp for children who are blind or have low vision kicked off at the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department today. The camp is a part of the Braille Enrichment ... Continue Reading →

Hotline For Blind Voters

Blind Voters Hotline Individuals who have experience in the operation of accessible voting technology will be manning the hotline to provide assistance to blind voters, election officials, ... Continue Reading →

TOLERANCE IS A GOOD THING

TOuesday at 12:31pm near Novato, CA · TOLERANCE IS A GOOD THING Michael Hingson On September 11, 2001 I was employed by a Fortune 500 company to lead and manage the mid-Atlantic ... Continue Reading →

Amazon Blocks Accessability To Blind Patrons

ational Federation of the Blind Comments on New Kindles   Baltimore, Maryland (September 6, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for accessible ... Continue Reading →

Michael Hingson Guest Speaker July 1st In Dallas for the National Association of Blind Veterans

The National Association of Blind Veterans will hold it’s annual meeting in Dallas Texas at the Anatole Hilton Hotel  on Sunday Night July 1, 2012 at 7PM thru 10PM (1900 – ... Continue Reading →

Volunteers Needed to Help With Braille Book Fair

The Braille Book Fair (formerly called the flea market) needs enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers throughout the afternoon and evening on Monday, July 2, at the NFB Convention in ... Continue Reading →

Video Description Focus Group Participants Needed: 2012 NFB National Convention

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute is collaborating with the Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center to host a stakeholder focus group ... Continue Reading →

GUIDE DOG ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE HOTLINE

The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU) – the leader in service animal policy & advocacy – sponsors an innovative public service. The NAGDU Information & ... Continue Reading →