And God Created Independence

by Ray McAllister

What does the creation story of Genesis have to do with independent living for people who are disabled?

Recently, two other blind people and I received the Jacob Bolotin Award at the National Federation of the Blind convention in Florida. While the organization’s honor came to me as a result of my making biblical language materials accessible to the blind, I found that the trip to receive the award was a task more complicated than rendering the Hebrew language in braille. However, the joy I had experienced by the time the convention was over reminded me of God’s original intention for all humankind. Continue reading And God Created Independence

Bible Scholars Create Braille Research Tools

by Stanley Maxwell with reporting by Annette Brill Bergstresser

Three blind Bible scholars have made significant contributions to the world of biblical scholarship. Their groundbreaking work will aid blind students who follow them. The three have now been recognized for these efforts by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Continue reading Bible Scholars Create Braille Research Tools

Whenever Truth Wins Out

by Bert Williams

What would happen if a politician told the truth? Now, I don’t mean—told the truth occasionally. Everyone tells the truth now and then.

“What’s the temperature outside?”

“The thermometer says 83.”

That person probably just told the truth.

What I’m talking about is: What would happen if a politician was always truthful? Continue reading Whenever Truth Wins Out