Paper Plays an Important Role in Braille Literacy


Three-year-old Lela Imhoff is a happy preschooler who is curious about the world around her. She’s busy learning to recognize numbers and letters, and how to read and write her name. She also happens to be blind. For Lela, early exposure to braille literacy, particularly braille printed on paper, will ensure she’s ready to enter kindergarten, just like any other child.

VIDEO: Experiencing the Eclipse with Our Aira Explorer

By: James Boehm, Aira Explorer
Multimedia with summary

The first time I experienced a solar eclipse I was 13. And I had my sight.

Since then, I have completely lost my vision and thought my first eclipse, over 20 years ago, was my last.

On Aug. 21, millions of people watched as the moon passed in front of the sun, creating a solar eclipse.  In some places, it was completely dark for more than 2 minutes. Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was one of those places.

National Federation of the Blind, Wells Fargo Launch the 2017 Bell Academy Program

325 students participated across 30 states and 45 academies in 2016
Press Release

BALTIMORE, Md., January 4, 2017 /3BL Media/  ─ Today, on the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the reading and writing system for the blind that bears his name, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Wells Fargo launched the 2017 Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy program.

Booz Allen Interns are Creating Tools to Help the Blind Navigate New Environments


The following post is part of a series of stories written by Booz Allen Hamilton’s Summer Games interns. The opinions and views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of Booz Allen.

By Roshan Daniel

Middle Schoolers Develop App to Help Visually Impaired


By Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer 

“We saw him struggling, trying to get around. What if we could create an app to help him?”

Developing, Using and Appreciating Accessibility Tech at Home and at Work


As a business professional, attorney, and brand-new uncle, I live my life to the fullest – along with my guide dog, a black lab named Linus. I have a visual impairment and utilize devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones that contain screen readers to be productive both personally and professionally. Thanks to advances in technology, I am easily able to read printed mail, identify grocery boxes and cans, communicate and play real time games with friends and family, and even participate in a fantasy football league. 

Meet some Latinos who took part in the White House Science Fair



Several Latinos were among the dozens of students who presented their award winning projects at the White House Science Fair on Tuesday.

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