To read the latest National Federation of the Blind Presidential Release transcript in English or Spanish, please visit www.nfb.org/resources/publications-and-media/presidential-releases.
Latest NFB Presidential Release Transcript
Updated SSP White Paper Now Available
We're pleased to share DeafBlind People and Support Service Providers in the 21st Century, an update of the original 2006 SSP White Paper. Although the writing team included just six of us - three deafblind and three hearing/sighted SSPs - 28 additional people shared their experiences, thoughts and opinions. Their contributions gave the paper its heart, strength and power. The paper is published online by the National Center on Deaf-Blindness and can be found at https://www.nationaldb.org/info-center/Support-Service-Provider-White-Paper.
we encourage you to read and share the paper far and wide. Our hope is that it'll provide a solid, documented basis for any organization or state to pursue the provision of SSP services.
What are common experiences of DeafBlind survivors? - Understanding Deaf & DeafBlind Cultures and Communities
To help understand the common experiences of DeafBlind survivors of abuse, please visit https://fast.wistia.net/embed/channel/uk0x1p1xj0?wchannelid=uk0x1p1xj0&wmediaid=rimlua48jv. Close captioning is available while viewing this video.
Blind and Deafblind Students Set to Take Advanced Placement Tests File Civil Rights Complaint Against College Board
AIRA NFB Plans
There are now two Aira plans available to members of the National Federation of the Blind only.
- Thirty minutes a month for $20.00
- One hundred and forty minutes per month for $99.00 (This plan includes the Austria glasses, allows for minute sharing, permits purchasing additional non-expiring minutes if one is running short, and lets members get credit for referrals.)
Call an Aira agent (800-835-1934) to subscribe or visit the Aira website at https://aira.io/nfb.
We Need Your Help! Monitor Uber and Lyft Compliance with Service Animal Agreement
If you use Uber or Lyft and have a service animal or travel with someone who does, please complete our Uber and Lyft survey. For questions, contact the Rideshare Testing coordinator in your state or Valerie Yingling, legal program coordinator at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, at 410-659-9314 extension 2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.