NFB of SD Technology Center
International Braille and Technology Center for the Blind (IBTC)
The International Braille and Technology Center
is a comprehensive evaluation, demonstration, and training center, complete with
over $2.5 million worth of nearly all of the tactile and speech output technology
now available to the blind, the IBTC serves as a rich resource for vendor-free advice
on all aspects of access technology.
Web Accessibility Certification
The National Federation of the Blind has developed a rigorous procedure by which
Web sites and applications that have made special efforts to be accessible to the
blind can be identified and recognized known as the NFB Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification.
Mark Riccobono, Director of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute explores access technology for the blind with guests
Anne Taylor and Preety Kumar, CEO of Deque Systems, Inc. in a series of videos called
"Straight Talk About Vision Loss".
Technology Resource List
Do you need a comprehensive list of the latest access technology available? Check
out our technology resource list!
From notetakers to talking thermostats, you'll find the information you need, including
contact information for the manufacturer.
Access Technology Blog and Tips
If you want more than just product information, try our Access Technology Blog for first-hand stories about using access technology.
The latest tips for users can be found on Access
Accessible Home Showcase
The National Federation of the Blind maintains a permanent display of usable appliances
and small electronics at its National Headquarters in Baltimore to allow its members
and members of the public to explore mainstream appliances that are usable to the
blind. Our access technology staff has also put together a list of "usable" products
with a description of the non-visual user interface; we say “usable” because we
do not know of any modern household appliances that are completely accessible. However,
this list of appliances will help make your search easier, providing you with product
information as well as manufacturer information. If you are in the market for consumer
products such as a washing machine or a microwave, take a look at this resource.
To visit the Accessible Home Showcase, please contact Clara Van Gerven at 410-659-9314,
Nonvisual Election Technology
Casting a secret ballot is a right most Americans take for granted. Speech output technology voting machines make it possible for blind and visually impaired people to cast a secret ballot privately and independently.