blog post: Why I’m a federationist

People often ask me why I belong to the national federation of the blind. I could give the generic minute message we have, but I believe our own words speak loudly as well. Here’s my answer to the question.

#why I belong to the NFB.

Why am I a federationist?? I’m a big believer in technology. I believe technology has and will continue to help the blind, however it costs a lot. A simple machine for embossing (that is brailing from a computer on to paper) cost about 5-50 grand, and that’s new. A braille display (a contraption that turns computer screen output into braille right a way for a user) cost between 500 to 5000 dollars. This must stop. I’m aware most of us are buying our stuff through services for the blind in what ever state/country you live, however that gives companies no excuse to charge an arm and leg for the technology. I know companies need to make a profit, I have 2 small businesses so I get it, however this is wrong on so many levels. As a federationist I feel that by making my and others’ voices heard we can stop this treatment of the blind and disabled.

02 morning session at the nvnfb16 sate convention 11-12-2016

We discuss more blindness related issues, paralympics, and more. Come join us for a lot of fun and education.

part 2 of the nevada nfb state convention 10-31-2015

IN this part 2, we talk more about braille and how importent it is especially for studcents and children. We also hear from the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation.

05: banquet of-sws-regional-seminar-march-2013

We gear from our key note speaker and have a lot of fun at the banquet. The food could have been a lot better, but the fun and friendship were there, and in the end that’s what matters.
[signoff]

05: elections: nevada state nfb convention november 2011

04: banquet: nevada state nfb convention november 2011

03: student session: nevada state nfb convention november 2011

02: second session: nevada state nfb convention november 2011

01: first session: nevada state nfb convention november 2011

thoughts on the lcb

I graduated from the LCB in 2009. I presents my thoughts here and I recommend that those who want to weak a blindness center do your research first and do not rely on my wording.