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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In This Bulletin:
1. Washington Seminar 2011!
2. NFB 2011 Scholarship Program Now Open!
3. Sign Up for 2011 NFB Youth Slam!
4. State Division Announcements
[From Mary Jo Thorpe-Hartle on December 2, 2010]
…As most of you may know, the third NFB Youth slam will be taking place this next summer. We are in the early days of planning for it, and would really like your ideas. WE want to know what you, the youth want to do at our next program. So, please take a moment to jot down a few suggestions and send them back to me…
[From Arielle Silverman on Monday, October 11, 2010]
Attention All Parents!
Not sure about how your blind child is going to tackle classes such as Biology or Physics? Ever been curious about what majors and specialization blind individuals have had in the past? Do you believe that careers and learning about fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math- (STEM), are “too difficult” or “dangerous” for your blind child? Do alternative techniques a blind person may use in such fields just baffle you?
If any of the above apply to you-
Please attend the Membership phone call, presented by the Membership Committee of the National Association of Blind Students.