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Do You Have the Qualities of a Good Employee? Talking transition to work with teens who are visually impaired: http://ow.ly/OyXE305N8Do
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. As a national nonprofit with offices in five US cities, AFB is a leader in expanding possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans living with vision loss. We champion access and equality, and stand at the forefront of new technologies. Like Helen Keller, AFB's most famous a...
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Your Resource for Studying, Volunteering, or Interning Abroad with a Visual Impairment
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As part of our ongoing series on Laughter Is Often the Best Medicine, Peer Advisor Lynda Jones shares her story on how being handy around the house doesn't always mean you get the job done: http://www.visionaware.org/blog/visually-impaired-now-what/knowing-how-doesn't-always-get-the-job-done/12

Image: an older woman sits at a computer in her home with a mug next to her, laughing at her computer screen
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Join us tomorrow night for an exciting evening of inspiration and fun as we honor our supporters in Huntington, WV. Our inaugural fall gala will feature great food, premier raffle packages, and stellar entertainment. Proceeds will help us continue to expand possibilities for people with vision loss.

Celebrate with us! http://www.afb.org/community/events/11-3-2016-afb-huntington-fall-gala/14

Image: on a white background, a stylized drawing of a historical building rendered in black with white lines. Next to the building is a black signpost with the names of honorees Cathy Burns, the Teubert Charitable Trust, and Joan Weisberg in white. To the left are the words "Inaugural Huntington Fall Gala Celebrating AFB Champions" in black and orange text.
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Get to know AFB Trustee and Comcast executive Tom Wlodkowski--and find out how he is turning accessible technology into something for everyone via CNET https://www.cnet.com/news/tech-accessibility-disabilities-inclusion-helps-everyone-comcast-executive/
Tom Wlodkowski has sculpted tech for people with disabilities for 25 years. A lifetime of experience being blind didn't hurt, except for the times he fell off his bike.
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The Most Valuable Resource of a Leader Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. As a national nonprofit with offices in five US cities, AFB is a leader in expanding possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans living with vision loss. We champion access and equality, and stand at the forefront of new technologies. Like Helen Keller, AFB's most famous a...
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Make Your Vote Count! With Election Day around the corner, do you know your rights as a voter who is blind or visually impaired? http://ow.ly/PRMc305P72G

Image: a dark blue background, bordered by red and white stripes and blue stars at the top and bottom. In white text is the word "VOTE", where the letter V is a check mark in green inside a white box
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"The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of transportation, but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people."
--Helen Keller in "Try Democracy" in The Home Magazine, April 1935

Images like this one from the Helen Keller Archives are currently being digitized--to learn more about this ongoing project, go to http://www.afb.org/info/about-us/helen-keller/guide-to-helen-keller-archives/save-the-archives/1235

Image: close head shot of Helen Keller, circa 1960, who is wearing a medium-colored top and strands of pearls. Her hair is gray and arranged in tight curls.
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Early Orientation and Mobility Concepts for Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired--here are the building blocks you need!
FamilyConnect, a program of the American Foundation for the Blind, was created by AFB and NAPVI so that families of children who are blind or visually impaired could support each other, share stories and concerns, and find resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood.
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Election Day is less than a week away! It's time to get equipped and know what to do in case you encounter any problems at the polls.

We've got the complete checklist of everything you need as a visually impaired voter, so let's go vote! http://ow.ly/DKA6305KFOL

Image: a dark blue background, bordered by red and white stripes and blue stars at the top and bottom. In white text is a bulleted "Ready to vote checklist: Headphones/magnifier (if you use them to access your ballot), Photo ID (if required in your state), Sighted assistant (if you would like assistance voting)"
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Peer Advisor Empish Thomas Feels the Power of the Disability Vote By Using the Accessible Voting Machine http://ow.ly/Yuly305K9wV

Image: Empish Thomas, standing and holding a tactile replica of Washington DC, featuring the Washington monument, the Capitol and other governmental buildings
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Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss.
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The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.
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