Social Security Administration to remove English communication disability benefit rule

The Social Security Administration is working to modernize the rules and standards used to evaluate how disability benefits are determined. The Administration will no longer be using the inability to communicate in English as a factor in awarding disability benefits. effective April 27, 2020, The change eliminates the education category–inability to communicate in English from …

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Complete the 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Survey

The 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Survey is now collecting responses from professionals across roles and industries through February 2020. Take the 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Survey and tell G3ict about your organization’s accessibility program. Last year, 550 people participated in the survey. To access key findings from last year, Download the 2019 State …

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Summer Experience Camp – Making Teens Unstoppable!

Summer Experience Camp is a week of fun, friendship and skill building. The program combines activities like ziplining and tandem biking with independence building exercises and things exclusively Leader Dog—GPS training and spending time with future Leader Dogs. The combination helps increase independent travel skills, interpersonal skills and leadership skills. The free program is for …

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February 2020 News

Our National organization’s annual trip to the halls of our nation’s congress was a great success. There were many appointments on the Hill. Our own William Craig of Sitka met with Senator Dan Sullivan, sharing some information with him regarding the three initiatives that we focused on this year. Senator Sullivan has already signed on …

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2020 Scholarship Program

Each year, our organization awards a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The NFB Scholarship Program is our investment in the future of blind people who demonstrate scholastic aptitude, leadership, and service. The cash value of our thirty scholarships, generally ranging from $3,000 to $12,000, is only one aspect of this …

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Free for Blind and Low Vision High School Students: NFB Engineering Summer Program

NFB EQ (the National Federation of the Blind Engineering Quotient program) is a week-long summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. NFB EQ is jam-packed with fun and learning. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving …

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