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Alameda County Will Make Voting More Accessible to the Blind

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:40
Release Date: Friday, November 2, 2018Category: Affiliate and Chapter

Oakland, California (November 2, 2018): Alameda County has agreed to take necessary and timely steps to provide equal opportunity for participation by blind voters in the county’s voting program. The agreement resolves complaints by three blind voters who live in the county.

Walmart Sued by Blind Maryland Residents over Self-Service Checkout Kiosks

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:53
Release Date: Friday, October 26, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (October 26, 2018): When Cynthia Morales and her boyfriend Linwood Boyd, who are both blind, made a routine trip to a Walmart in Owings Mills in late July of 2017, they didn’t expect to have to get the police involved.

National Federation of the Blind Sues US AbilityOne Commission

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:32
Release Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, filed suit today against the US AbilityOne Commission, which oversees a federal program that is supposed to advance work opportunities for the blind and other Americans with disabilities.

US House of Representatives Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 16:47
Release Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018Category: National

Washington, DC (September 25, 2018): The United States House of Representatives has passed the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559), which makes modest changes to copyright law that will bring the United States into compliance with the terms of the Marrakesh Treaty.

Military Space Available Accommodation Expanded to More Veterans with Disabilities

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:41
Release Date: Monday, August 20, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (August 20, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the inclusion of language expanding eligibility for the Space Available program in the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act that was recently signed into law by President Donald J. Trump.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Rice Krispies Treats to Create Braille "Love Notes" for Blind Children

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:20
Release Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (August 7, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats to create accessible "Love Notes" so parents can share messages of love and encouragement with blind children in their lunchboxes. The "Love Notes" are an accessible version of the writable wrapper on Rice Krispies Treats.

National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:22
Release Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (August 2, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships, which were awarded at the organization's recent national convention in Orlando.