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National Federation of the Blind Proud to Present Documentary on Blind Youth

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 14:43
Release Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (April 4, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, in collaboration with the filmmakers, is proud to present Do You Dream in Color?, a new, critically acclaimed documentary about blind youth and the educational and societal challenges they face.

Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind Announce Comprehensive Accessibility Improvements for Lyft Riders Who Travel with Service Animals

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 16:38
Release Date: Monday, April 3, 2017Category: National

Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind today announced a collaborative effort to ensure reliable and equal service to individuals who are blind and use service animals. Lyft’s affirmative and proactive efforts will help ensure its convenient and affordable transportation services are available to riders who are blind and use service animals across the United States.

The National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AIM HIGH Act

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:02
Release Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (March 29, 2017): Today, the National Federation of the Blind commends Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) for introducing the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act of 2017, also known as the AIM HIGH Act (H.R. 1772).

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Access Technology Affordability Act

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:30
Release Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (March 28, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act of 2017 in both houses of Congress (H.R. 1734, S. 732).

National Federation of the Blind Comments on United States Supreme Court Decision Regarding Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:39
Release Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017Category: National

Baltimore (March 23, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, (Docket No. 15–827).

National Federation of the Blind Supports Blind Healthcare Worker's Discrimination Claim

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:45
Release Date: Monday, March 13, 2017Category: National

Boston (March 13, 2017): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for the civil rights of blind people, Manuel G. Morse has brought suit in Suffolk County Superior Court (Docket No. 1784CV00773) against his employer, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:57
Release Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (March 8, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2017 (H.R. 1377) by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS).

Pearson Announces Career Exploration Mentorship Program for Students, Young Professionals with Disabilities

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:21
Release Date: Monday, March 6, 2017Category: National

Today Pearson, in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), announced the launch of a new career exploration mentorship program for college students and recent graduates who have disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Students File Suit Against Los Angeles Community College District

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 09:08
Release Date: Friday, March 3, 2017Category: National

Los Angeles, California (March 3, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to higher education for the blind; its California affiliate, the National Federation of the Blind of California; and two blind students, Roy Payan and Portia Mason, have filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of Californi

Access to the Blind Ensured at LinkNYC Communication Network

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:02
Release Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017Category: National

New York, NY – January 31, 2017 – A settlement has been reached between the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and CityBridge, LLC to ensure that the LinkNYC public communications network is fully accessible to the blind now and in the future.

National Federation of the Blind, Sensotec NV Announce Launch of KNFB Reader for Microsoft Windows 10

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:11
Release Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017Category: National

March 1, 2017 (San Diego): The National Federation of the Blind and Sensotec NV, creators and developers of the KNFB Reader smart phone app, today jointly announced the launch of KNFB Reader for Microsoft Windows 10.

National Federation of the Blind Assists Blind Woman in Litigation Against Massage and Body Work Licensing Authority

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 14:35
Release Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (February 28, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal education and career opportunities for the blind, is assisting Kristen Steele in her lawsuit (Case 1:17-cv-00004-RP-SBJ) against the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), which has denied her request to take its examination, the Massage and Bodywo

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos’ Remarks Regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:38
Release Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (January 18, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, commented today on responses given by President-elect Donald J.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:00
Release Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (January 11, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest on behalf of the North America/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of "508 Refresh" Regulations

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 15:03
Release Date: Monday, January 9, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (January 9, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for blind Americans to gain equal access to information and technology, today applauded the publication of new technical standards to bring information and communication technology (ICT)  into compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, which requires go

National Federation of the Blind, Wells Fargo Launch the 2017 Bell Academy Program

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 09:07
Release Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2017) ─ Today, on the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the reading and writing system for the blind that bears his name, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Wells Fargo launched the 2017 Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning