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The Nation’s Blind Podcast is where you’ll hear all about what’s going on with the National Federation of the Blind. We will cover an array of topics, what’s in the news, and the Presidential Privilege.

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The Nation’s Blind Podcast is where you’ll hear all about what’s going on with the National Federation of the Blind. We will cover an array of topics, what’s in the news, and the Presidential Privilege.

    November 27, 2019 – Meet Libra Robinson

    November 27, 2019 – Meet Libra Robinson

    This episode of the Nation’s Blind Podcast features a member who saw a need to help blind people in her community and found a way to fulfill it. Chris Danielsen chats with Libra Robinson about starting her own computer training service, especially focused on blind seniors who often can’t get such training because they are not working. Libra’s program won her a 2019 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award.

    • 17 min
    October 31, 2019 – Meet the Blind Month

    October 31, 2019 – Meet the Blind Month

    This episode of the Nation’s Blind Podcast discusses why we celebrate Meet the Blind Month and how it enhances the understanding of both sighted and blind people about the ability of the blind to live the lives we want. Melissa chats with Ellana Crew about a Harry Potter-themed event that drew thousands of participants who had lots of fun, and learned about blind people and blindness skills too.

    • 18 min
    September 24, 2019 - Blind Parents Connection Episode 7: Household Tasks

    September 24, 2019 - Blind Parents Connection Episode 7: Household Tasks

    The Blind Parents Connection Podcast is a Blind Parent Education Initiative supported by the Gibney Family Foundation and brought to you by National Federation of the Blind. We are excited to bring you eleven episodes, so stay tuned for more.

    • 38 min
    September 23, 2019 – National Guide Dog Month

    September 23, 2019 – National Guide Dog Month

    This episode of the Nation’s Blind Podcast takes on the decision to use a guide dog and whether the problem of discrimination against guide dog handlers has gotten better or not. Host Melissa Riccobono chats with Al Elia who is a guide dog user and lawyer.

    • 29 min
    September 5, 2019 - Blind Parents Connection Episode 6: Making Back to School Successful

    September 5, 2019 - Blind Parents Connection Episode 6: Making Back to School Successful

    The Blind Parents Connection Podcast is a Blind Parent Education Initiative supported by the Gibney Family Foundation and brought to you by National Federation of the Blind. We are excited to bring you eleven episodes, so stay tuned for more.

    • 38 min
    August 16, 2019 – Teacher Talk

    August 16, 2019 – Teacher Talk

    This episode of the Nation’s Blind Podcast continues our back to school series as Chris Danielsen chats with Cayte Mendez, a blind teacher in New York, about how she prepares for the year ahead. Cayte also offers some tips for blind people hoping to become teachers.

    • 24 min

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