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2014-01-08 16:20:11

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA), an affiliate of the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America, along with two of its members, Mika Pyyhkala and Kia Yang, are working with ride-sharing application developer Sidecar Technologies, Inc. on an initiative that will enhance the accessibility of its applications for blind users. Sidecar's applications allow passengers to request rides from...

2010-12-06 15:18:00

Contractor Everbridge Blocks Blind Subscribers from Emergency Alert Systems BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA) is working to resolve an emergency issue with the City of Boston and one of its contractors, Everbridge. The city contracts with Everbridge to provide a subscription service whereby residents can receive emergency alerts by telephone, text message, or e-mail, but blind residents cannot access the...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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