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i Can Connect National Program

By Andy | October 21, 2016

The goal of this program is to get technology into the hands of Americans with combined hearing and vision loss, so they can connect with family, friends and community. The program provides braille devices, computers, mobile devices, phones, and signalers to eligible individuals. To find out if you qualify, call 1-800-825-4595/TTY 1-888-320-2656 or connect to their website.

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2017 NFB Scholarship Program Begins November 1st 2016

By Andy | October 14, 2016

The National Federation of the Blind will announce its 2017 Scholarship program beginning on November 1, 2016. There is the ” Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship ” for $12,000 plus several additional scholarships worth over $112,000 for blind high school seniors through graduate school students. The applications process begins November 1, 2016 with a deadline of March 31, 2017. For more information E-Mail or go to their website.

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Be Prepared to Vote on November 8th, 2016

By Andy | October 5, 2016

The RI Secretary of State has all the information you will need to be prepared to vote at your local polling station. If you have vision loss or physical challenges refer to the information on their website.

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2016 University of Rhode Island Honors Colloquium

By Andy | September 21, 2016

The University of Rhode Island began its popular 2016 Honors Colloquium discussion series on September 20th at 7:00pm in the Edwards Auditorium at the URI Kingston Campus.   The topic of the nine lecture series is ” Inequality and the American Dream “. The lectures are open to the public and continue each Tuesday through November 29th. For more information visit the URI Honors Colloquium website.

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2016 NFBRI State Convention October 14th and 15th,

By Andy | September 14, 2016

The 46th annual National Federation of the Blind of Rhode Island Convention will be held at the Radisson Airport Hotel , 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI on October 14th and 15th. On the 14th, the free Assistive Technology Fair runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. On Saturday, there is a full day of meetings, presentations and conversations with friends. To learn more about registration for the Convention

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FEMA Region I Disability Integration Newsletter

By Donna | September 9, 2016

The Fall 2016 edition of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I Disability Integration Newsletter offers resources for planning and responding to adverse weather and other emergency situations.  FEMA is committed to ensuring inclusive and accessible emergency management programs and services. The Newsletter is online.

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Independent Living Conference 2016

By Andy | September 7, 2016

The Ocean State Center for Independent Living is holding an IL Conference on September 15th from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. The workshops include “iPhone Solutions for increased independence”, “Laugh Yoga”, and “Exploring IL Options in Rhode Island”. The keynote speaker is John Moon from the National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS). For more information contact OSCIL.

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Boston Abilities Expo September 16 – 18, 2016

By Andy | September 1, 2016

The Boston Abilities Expo will have more than 150 exhibitors demonstrating new products designed to increase independence for people with disabilities. The Expo is free to attend and held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. If you want more information or wish to register. You may also call David Korse (310) 405-1317 to register.

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College Guide for Students with Visual Loss

By Andy | August 10, 2016

Did you know that fewer than 15% of individuals with vision loss earn their bachelor’s degree? This  statistic prompted the team at to research how they  might lend additional support to the visually impaired community so that more students can go to college and earn their degree.

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NFB-Newsline Expands Job Searches

By Andy | August 4, 2016

If you needed another reason to join the National Federation of the Blind, it has added USA JOBS to its job listing resources. Check out the details about using this new resource at NFB.

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