On January 17, Huntington, WV-based Marshall University announced that Clio, a free history-based mobile app and website founded by the university, received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to improve its accessibility for users who are visually impaired in collaboration with AFB.

The pace of both mainstream and assistive technology is rapid, and keeping up with the latest advances can be daunting. There are several technology-focused conferences where attendees can learn about the latest updates and explore the technology available to people with vision loss. In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we have gathered the top five conferences in North America that we believe provide the most value in this space. Conferences are listed in the calendar order that they occur each year.

The AFB Center on Vision Loss (CVL) was recently visited by the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) during their quarterly meeting. ASID members and CVL staff got acquainted with one another over a delicious baked potato bar provided by Dallas Sight and Sound.

Alina Vayntrub and Crista Earl stand outside Penn Station, with Crista's dog guide Paige. Alina holds a colander and Crista, wearing headphones, is holding her iPhone. A piece of white paper lies on the ground.

Yesterday, AFB staff experienced the solar eclipse with a variety of high- and low-tech approaches.

No Limits to the Possibilities, but Accessibility Remains Key Concern

illustration of cars on the highway, emitting connection signals