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National Federation of the Blind

How does a blind couple raise children? GARY WUNDER, who speaks from experience having raised four children with his wife (who is also blind), says simply, "you figure out how you're going to do without sight what other people do with sight." For instance, story time is still story time, except the books are also written in braille. May 14, 2019

GARY WUNDER recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind. The goal of his visit was to ask Congress for more purchasing power when it comes to buying affordable, adaptive technology. In the end, he says, "I think we have made some progress!" February 15, 2019

"We have what we call 'alternative techniques', so we figure out those things that you would do with vision, and then we say, okay, not having vision, how do we do them?" -- GARY WUNDER, National Federation of the Blind, on living independently | December 13, 2018

"I used to think that, and then I came to realize that all of us are composites of characteristics and I do not know that blindness hasn't given me some significant opportunity that I wouldn't have gotten." -- GARY WUNDER, blind since birth, when asked if he thinks his life would have been better had sight played even a small role in his existence. September 17, 2018

Be My Eyes is an app for your smartphone that assists blind people who need a "micro-act of volunteerism." GARY WUNDER, National Federation of the Blind, demonstrates that and another one called Aira. June 18, 2018

Today Paul Pepper and GARY WUNDER, National Federation of the Blind of Missouri, talk about how to handle the difficult situation of losing your sight. Gary says it's not easy: "some people deny it; some people go off and hide; some become resentful; some focus on all that's been lost." If you find yourself in this position, NFBMO is here to help! At [4:47] NATALIE NEWVILLE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to the 21st annual MRRL and ABLE Book Sale fundraiser! This popular event kicks off tomorrow at the St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall in Jefferson City. "Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of books!" March 13, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with GARY WUNDER, National Federation of the Blind, about the importance of learning braille at a young age. Gary says that, "if you use audio reading, as wonderful as it is...audio is not sufficient." He goes on to say that as a result, volunteer groups have been set up to do "what should be done in the schools." January 5, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with GARY WUNDER about the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri's annual trivia night. This "major fundraiser" is happening October 28 in Columbia. Come for the questions; stay for "the best chili in town"! At [4:54] SUE THOMPSON invites everyone 21+ to come to the 3rd annual MO Mug Craft Beer Festival fundraising event October 21. Get a taste of many local beers and brewing demonstrations for just $15! Proceeds benefit the South Howard County Historical Society. October 19, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with GARY WUNDER, President, National Federation of the Blind, Missouri, about the purpose of the NFB and how it helps those affected by blindness. Gary tells us, "...we try to raise expectations for blind people. We try to get blind people to think of blindness more as a nuisance than a disabling handicap." January 4, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with Carpet One Floor and Home's SCOTT BRADLEY about linoleum; including how it's made, why it's effective and how long it will last (hint: a long time). At [4:45] GARY WONDER, National Federation of the Blind, tells us about their upcoming trivia night fundraiser. Come for the trivia, stay for the silent auction, the food and the camaraderie! (All proceeds benefit the NFB.) Gary also shows us how a new application for your smartphone will read what it's camera sees - watch! October 27, 2015