Diabetes and Blindness

andy/ June 10, 2020/ diabetes, NFB

For those who are interested in learning more about diabetes and blindness and sharing information with other blind diabetics, you may be interested in the NFB’s Diabetes Talk for the Blind The list is sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind, NFB, and The Diabetes Action Network, DAN. The purpose of the list is to discuss living with diabetes

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Blind Friendly Meter Recommendations

andy/ May 12, 2020/ AFB, blindness, NFB

We often get questions about Replacement Blind Friendly Meter Recommendations.  The AFB published an article a few years ago and the information is below. Over 16 million Americans have diabetes, a disease in which the body cannot store and regulate glucose properly, and 5 million of them experience vision loss as a result. Although blood glucose meters have allowed people

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National Federation of the Blind Announces Scholarship Finalists

andy/ May 7, 2020/ blindness, NFB

Baltimore, Maryland (May 6, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal education of the blind, today announced the finalists for its annual scholarship program, which provides financial assistance and connects students with mentoring and other resources. The thirty scholarship finalists are listed below in alphabetical order with their home states and vocational goals.

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Accessibility Barriers on Forty-eight State Coronavirus Websites

andy/ May 1, 2020/ accessibility, blindness, NFB

The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, responded today to a recent survey finding accessibility barriers on forty-eight of fifty state websites that provide critical information about the coronavirus pandemic. The survey was commissioned by The Markup and conducted by Web AIM, a widely respected web accessibility organization. Web AIM tested the sites with

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