Thank you to those of you who've submitted such
exciting ideas for an NFB mobile application! We're reading every response and
truly value your input.
This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to
submit ideas for the first iteration of an NFB mobile app is Saturday, March
15. I've included the original message below for your reference. Submitting
ideas is as easy as sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to
building the Federation in new ways together with you,
On Feb 14, 2014, at 12:35 PM, Corbb O'Connor
A few people have asked if the mobile
application that we're developing will be available for Android devices. The
answer right now is: we don't know. When you submit your ideas for what you'd
like the app to be able to do, please include what platform you use (either iOS
The deadline to submit ideas for the first version is March
For those of you who were not at Washington Seminar—and for those who
may have forgotten—here is what Dr. Maurer shared at the Great
"We in the National Federation of the Blind know that
blindness is not the characteristic that defines us or our future. Every day, we
raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create
obstacles between blind people and their dreams.
"Our number-one goal is
to grow this Federation. We need to teach others about the exciting work that
we're doing to increase equality for the blind. So, if we develop a mobile
application, what should it do so that we can teach more people about who we are
and what we believe? What should do? What should we be able to create with it?
How can this be truly useful?
"For the next month we are inviting members
to submit ideas about how you would use a mobile app to enhance participation in
our organization. One of our members—Corbb O'Connor, now from Kentucky—is
collecting and synthesizing this information.
"Please email your ideas
to: email@example.com by March 15. It is
our hope to have version 1.0 available later this year."
I'm eager to
read your ideas!