On a sunny, bright Friday in July the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania and Surrey Services for Seniors hosted a Possibilities Fair for older adults dealing with vision loss. The fair, held at Surrey Senior Services in Berwyn, P.A, boasted a wealth of knowledge, demonstrations and resources for older adults in this community. […]
This summer will be the second annual Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program in Pennsylvania. The goal of this program is to introduce young students to Braille and to encourage other students in their Braille study. We especially want to reach out to children who would not otherwise be taught Braille. This two-week […]
Monday, January 27, through Thursday, January 30, 2014 It is time again for us to take our concerns directly to our legislators in Washington, DC. This year’s issues again includes the Technology, Education, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACHE) Act. College students need access to their textbooks and online resources as much as […]
Members of the Keystone Chapter will once again be holding a Louis Braille Carnival at Saint Lucy’s Day School in Philadelphia. Games like Braille Twister and a Braille-oriented version of musical chairs are hits with the kids who have fun while learning about the importance of Braille. Story Time shows how Braille can be used […]
Americans are living longer, and vision loss occurs more frequently among those who are older. More than 50 percent of the 70,000 individuals who become blind in this country each year are over the age of 65, and this population is expected to more than double by the year 2030. Yet less financial resources and […]
At the Microsoft Center in Malvern, PA, over eighty volunteers came together to help twenty-five charitable organizations build or improve their web sites. The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania was one of the organizations that was helped. This event, put on by the Philly Chapter of the national Give Camp organization, started on […]
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