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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...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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