Whitehouse WIPO Petition

As you know there is a petition on the nfb.org website concerning an important treaty concerning the availability of books, worldwide, to blind and visually impaired persons.  There is also a petition on the www.whitehouse.gov website.  There were accessibility problems with this petition at one time, but have been solved.  Here is some information on signing it.  Please do so — time is running short. Continue reading

National Federation of the Blind Commends Department of Education for New Guidelines on Braille Instruction

Baltimore, Maryland (June 19, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind commended the Department of Education for guidelines on Braille instruction issued in a Dear Colleague Letter earlier today.  The letter clarifies the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Braille instruction. Continue reading