National Federation of the Blind to Unmask Goodwill’s Exploitation of Workers with Disabilities

NFB Members to Educate Donors about
Goodwill’s Discrimination Against Workers with Disabilities

Baltimore, Maryland (October 31, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, announced that it will hold a public awareness event today regarding Goodwill Industries International’s payment of wages as low as pennies per hour to workers with disabilities.  Members of the NFB will deliver copies of a recent petition to various Goodwill headquarters across the country.  The petition garnered 170,000 signatures from Americans who demand that Goodwill pay its workers with disabilities a real wage. Continue reading

My New Book Is Coming Out!

Running with Roselle_Cover_SmallMy new book is coming out.This is a collaborative project with Jeanette Hanscome, as shared on her website ”

I have some exciting news! After several years of hard work, delays, and waiting, I am thrilled to announce the release of my next book, Running with Roselle, a story for 8-12-year-olds co-authored with blind 9/11 survivor Michael HingsonRunning with Roselle launches November 2.”


The Code of Help

Here is an interesting article that I found really interesting and wanted to pass it along to you… Mike

I was about to walk down the stairs when the man grasped my arm at the elbow, and asked a second later, “can I help you?” It was late evening, and I had just stepped off the train, having chosen my boarding location strategically to be able to execute a quick U-turn to the stairs upon exiting the train. It wasn’t too crowded, and I was lost in thought. I’m a thirty year-old female commuter, and I take this route every day. So why was this stranger obstructing my path?  Continue reading

National Federation of the Blind Mourns Passing of Dr. Abraham Nemeth

Hello Friends,

I knew Dr. Nemeth during his lifetime.  I first heard of him in 1959 when I received my first copy of his code for producing mathematical Braille.  I still have that one volume Braille book in my library.  Dr. Nemeth’s code provided me and many blind people with our first systematic entree to writing mathematical symbols and formula in Braille, the reading and writing language of blind persons.  Over the years Dr. Nemeth improved and enhanced his code.

He was a force for Braille and for the education of blind people all over the world.  I will miss his humor and wisdom, and I am sure many other blind people will miss him as well. Continue reading