Bell Ringer: Celebrating the Inaugural Test of the National Certification in Unified English Braille (NCUEB)

26 Mar
UEB test booklets

Pam Allen, director of the Louisiana Center for the Blind, rang the Freedom Bell in celebration of those who completed the inaugural National Certification in Unified English Braille. Twenty-one participants took the NCUEB on Feb. 28, including six LCB students … Read More »

Increasing Access to Education and Vocational Rehabilitation

31 Jan
Acting Assistant Secretary Michael K. Yudin addresses the crowd, while RSA Commissioner Janet LaBreck listens behind. Photo courtesy of the National Federation of the Blind.

Senior leadership from the Department of Education and Rehabilitation Services Administration spoke about a “Dear Colleagues” letter that they circulated to state departments of education last summer. Citing research from the Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University, the letter … Read More »

Inquiring About the Accessibility of PARCC Field Tests

10 Dec

Fifteen states, plus the District of Columbia, are getting ready to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and along with the standards come new assessments. The National Federation of the Blind is currently investigating the accessibility features available for … Read More »