Founding Members: NFB

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About NFB

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. The NFB is the largest network of blind individuals working collectively to improve opportunities for the blind and to promote the full participation of the blind in all aspects of life.

Why NFB Became a Founding Member

The National Federation of the Blind has served as a vehicle for advocacy for accessibility issues since 1940. We are fully invested in supporting and raising the recognition of professionals working in the industry. We have joined as a founding member of IAAP in order to demonstrate our active partnership with others in the industry, to bring more blind individuals into the profession and to learn from the experience of our partners in order to better inform the work of our organization.

NFB's Goals for IAAP

We hope that the IAAP will serve to better connect professionals and decision makers with best practices in accessibility, raise awareness of accessibility and provide a clear pathway for the built-in accessibility of all mainstream technologies. We expect that the IAAP will be an effective advocate for the inclusion of accessibility training and principles in the computer science and engineering curricula across the country.

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