We are pleased to announce the creation of an NFB National Channel on NFB-NEWSLINE! For subscribers using the telephone access method, you will find the new NFB National Channel under Option 1 from the main menu, in addition to NFB-NEWSLINE News and the NFB-NEWSLINE How-To Booklet.
One of the first offerings on our NFB National Channel is the National Federation of the Blinds recently published ebook, Building the Lives We Want: The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary History of the National Federation of the Blind. We hope you will join us in revisiting and celebrating NFB history through this exciting new ebook. To find this book on NFB-NEWSLINE using the telephone access method, press 1 off the main menu for National Channels and NFB-NEWSLINE information, press 1 again for the NFB National Channel, and press 1 once more for Building the Lives We Want: The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary History of the National Federation of the Blind.
This new ebook can also be read from the NFB-NEWSLINE mobile app by looking under your favorites, or on our website at www.nfbnewslineonline.org, by searching within Publications Organized Alphabetically.
You can also download the book from the NFB website by visiting: https://nfb.org/pubs/building-
Here is a brief blurb about the new ebook, Building the Lives We Want: The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary History of the National Federation of the Blind, from its editor, Deborah Kent Stein:
From its beginning in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind has been the driving force behind a powerful people’s movement. It has raised expectations, shattered assumptions, and broken down barriers to secure the full participation of blind people in every aspect of society. Building the Lives We Want traces the history of the blindness movement from its dawn in the nineteenth century to the founding of the Federation in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The story continues with the first efforts at grassroots organizing and the emergence of the Federation as an instrument of change. The book portrays Federationists working tirelessly for access to education, employment, and equal rights.
The work of the Federation has been carried forward through the dedicated efforts of thousands of men and women fighting for equality, security, and opportunity for all blind people. This ebook brings the story of the movement to life through the voices of its leaders and rank-and-file members. In addition to the extensive material in the text itself, the book amplifies the story through dozens of photographs and hundreds of links to articles, speeches, and songs. It demonstrates how, through seventy-five years of collective action, working together with love, hope, and determination, blind people are finding the freedom to build the lives they want.”
We have also included the Braille Monitor and Future Reflections on the new NFB National Channel. Both the Braille Monitor and Future Reflections are also still available as part of the Blindness Specific menu under Option 5.
In the future we will be adding more content to the NFB National Channel. We plan to include the Presidential Release and the Independence Market Catalog. Interested in seeing other material added to the NFB National Channel? Please share your suggestions with us by calling (410) 505-5896 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing your ideas!
We hope you enjoy our new NFB National Channel, the new ebook, Building the Lives We Want: The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary History of the National Federation of the Blind, and we look forward to hearing your ideas about content you’d like added to the NFB National Channel.
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