Gem State Milestones Editor

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 hope that your holiday season is wonderful and… Read More

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 Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind… Read More

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 of the NFB on this… Read More

Thank You For Your 2014 Donation th the NFBI

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 donors have made a significant contribution to… Read More

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 March 28, 29,… Read More

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 introduced the Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and… Read More

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 United States alone, there are four… Read More

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 with Vice President Joe Biden and senior members… Read More

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, this process may sound familiar to you. You probably… Read More

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 awareness began with Louis Braille in 1824 when… Read More

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 | 0 comments There are many important community… Read More

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 presentation contains an enhanced explanation and tips for… Read More

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 like to thank PapaJohn’s of Idaho Falls for sponsering… Read More

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 leading ophthalmic optics company, which becomes the majority shareholder of the company specializing… Read More

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 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES… Read More

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 may be the first step to Kindle access.  Access… Read More

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 book fair at Barnes and Noble Saturday…. Read More

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.

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 a break. As the ball came… Read More

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 for Learning and Literacy program sponsored… Read More

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, and voting rights advocates.   Following the November 6th elections, the… Read More

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 Dallas, Texas.  We need Braille and print readers; teens and kids… Read More