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.

03 last day of exhibit hall adventures at the acb 2014 convention 07-16-2014

This is the last day of interviews and demos. I start out by interviewing elegant insights, then I find sprint, and lastly I talk to a few amateur radio operators and learn about some new equipment for my baofeng uv5r. Join me for some last day fun filled adventures including some navigating to lunch.

Feedback is more then welcome on coverage of this year’s exhibit hall from the acb 2014 convention in Las Vegas, nv.

02:: begining to learn the baofeng amature radio.

@kd6cae
and myself still have some questions regarding the radio. Bare with us whilst we learn together.
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03: Afternoon session part 1 of of sws regional seminar march 2013

We have some fun after lunch. The bureau services of the blind of nevada is our highlight.
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