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First elected to the presidency in , Dr. What hopes do those who live here now hold for Baltimore? The company is also working on a new product called the OrCam MyMe, which will serve as a personal assistant to any user, recognizing faces and whispering their names into the ears of forgetful executives or keeping track of what a person eats. Maurer has been reelected every two years and his twenty-eight years in office make him the longest serving President in the seventy-four year history of the organization. What are some of the biggest obstacles that blind people have to overcome today? In recent years, the NFB has also been very active on policy regarding autonomous vehicles. But they can face challenges, barriers–even discrimination–along the way.

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A city task force is proposing an overhaul in how Baltimore handles citizen complaints of misconduct by police officers.

Achieving Access for Blind Travelers | WYPR

With my pledge of commitment, I invite each of you to express your gratitude to Dr. But they can face challenges, barriers–even discrimination–along the way. The NFB is the one riccoboon the largest and ricclbono influential organizations in the United States focusing on advancing the interests of amrk individuals, with some 50, members and a presence in all 50 states.

I grew up in Wisconsin and was diagnosed at the age of five as being legally blind. I was also going to say I have a wife who also happens to be blind and does a lot of volunteer work for the National Federation of the Blind as a leader in our Maryland affiliate. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. Its OrCam MyEye artificial vision device helps people who are blind and visually impaired navigate the world.

People can get involved in our local chapters and they can get involved in our advocacy efforts, or they can get involved with helping to find more blind people in the community. Because our presidents are elected, they have a lot of accountability and responsibility in terms of representing the hopes and dreams of blind people across the country, which makes our organization entirely unique. He discusses advocacy for equal treatment and access for blind and visually impaired people, and notes that people’s perceptions of what it’s like to be blind is often the toughest thing to ridcobono.


National Federation of the Blind Elects Mark Riccobono President

Another myth is that all blind people need someone to take care of them, when they are perfectly capable of being self-sufficient. In its page reportthe task force urges disbanding the current Civilian Review Board and creating two diccobono oversight panels. In this moment, the only way that I know to appropriately thank Dr.

We asked nearly two dozen denizens — From Mayor Catherine Pugh She’s a winner of the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition. OrCamfounded inhas developed two devices that are used by thousands of people globally.

It was years ago that the Maryland General Assembly issued Baltimore a town charter — actually, voted out on July 30, … but Charm City is celebrating tonight with a party put on by Live Baltimore. First elected to the presidency inRivcobono.

Amnon Shashua and Ziv Aviram. After I got started doing advocacy work there, I was ultimately hired to run an agency for blind children in the State of Wisconsin. Would the federation endorse the ricccobono He also visited the offices of Mobileye, a maker of self-driving car technologies, set up by OrCam founders Prof.

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Achieving Access for Blind Travelers

They simply need to show us that they are in school at the time of riccoobno scholarship, and then they are free to use it in a way they most need it, whether it be for books, a Braille embosser, ricfobono any other piece of technology. Are there any other myths you want to touch on or clear up? In recent years, the NFB has also been very active on policy regarding autonomous vehicles. Thousands of blind people travel and commute every day.


They must then incorporate this input into their development. The NFB helps people understand the truth about blindness by telling the stories of blind people being parents, grandparents, engineers, teachers, doctors, and more. To inspire our readers to support the work of the NFB on Giving Tuesday and the rest of the year, we sat down with Mark Riccobono, president of the NFB, to give you a closer look at the organization.

GreenDrop is proud to support the National Federation of the Blind. That scholarship helped me pay for the technology and other expenses I needed to study and do well. Innovators globally should make sure the devices and products they develop are tuned to the needs of blind people and those with other challenges right from the outset, the president of the National Federation of the Blind NFB in the US said an interview.

He was most recently deputy executive director of the Jernigan Institute. Lewis is a past president of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia and past member of the board of directors of the National Federation of the Blind. You can combat this myth by following this rule of thumb for interacting with a blind person: