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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.

Blind Woman Sues California Hospital for Employment Discrimination

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:39
Release Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018Category: National

San Francisco, California (July 26, 2018): Alina Sorling worked for ten years as a food service technician at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California until she went blind from an illness. After successful rehabilitation in which she learned to manage her home and perform the duties of her job as a blind person, she sought reasonable accommodations from her employer to return to work. Instead, she was fired.

Blind Students from Across the Nation Come to Baltimore for Hands-on Engineering Program

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 14:38
Release Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (July 24, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will welcome thirty blind high school students to its Baltimore headquarters next week for a summer engineering program called NFB EQ ("Engineering Quotient"). NFB EQ will be a jam-packed week of fun and learning.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:17
Release Date: Monday, July 23, 2018Category: National

Orlando, Florida (July 23, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and whose work advances the ultimate goal of helping transform their dreams into reality.

National Federation of the Blind Files Discrimination Complaint with MCAD

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:28
Release Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018Category: National

Boston (July 18, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Epic Systems Corporation.

Greyhound Website and Mobile App to Become More Accessible to Blind Users

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:58
Release Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018Category: National

San Francisco (July 17, 2018): Greyhound has committed to make its website (www.greyhound.com) and mobile apps more accessible to blind passengers who use screen-reader software to access these services.

Express Employment Professionals Makes Testing Accessible to Blind Job Seekers

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:21
Release Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (July 11, 2018): Express Employment Professionals, a leading national staffing company, has committed to ensuring that its employee testing solutions can be used by blind and low-vision job seekers and employees.

3,000 Blind Americans Gather for Convention

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 15:20
Release Date: Friday, June 29, 2018Category: National

MEDIA ADVISORY

Orlando, Florida (June 29, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind will gather in Orlando beginning on July 3 for the last of six consecutive annual conventions in the city. Local media and residents who have not yet experienced a National Federation of the Blind convention are cordially invited to attend. Those seeking press access should contact Chris Danielsen by emailing cdanielsen@nfb.org or calling 410-262-1281.

United States Senate Greenlights Marrakesh Treaty and Implementing Legislation

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 20:10
Release Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018Category: National

Washington, DC (June 28, 2018): The United States Senate today provided its advice and consent for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. The chamber also approved the treaty's implementing legislation (S.

The Blind Will Soon Be Able to Bank with BECU Through Mobile and Online Banking

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:39
Release Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018Category: National

SEATTLE (June 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), its Washington affiliate, and three blind individuals have reached an agreement with the Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU). As a part of this agreement, BECU will work in collaboration with NFB and its members to make its website and mobile banking app fully accessible to blind customers.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2018 Scholarship Program Finalists

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:24
Release Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 29, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2018 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas to Headline Convention Welcome Concert

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:35
Release Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018Category: National

Orlando, Florida (May 23, 2018): Allan Pineda Lindo, best known as apl.de.ap from The Black Eyed Peas, will perform live at the convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on July 6, 2018.

Senate Committee Votes to Advance Marrakesh Treaty

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:55
Release Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018Category: National

Washington, DC (May 22, 2018): The Foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate voted unanimously today in favor of advancing the Marrakesh Treaty to the full Senate for its advice and consent. The National Federation of the Blind commends the vote.

KNFB Reader 3.0 for iOS Devices Launched

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:38
Release Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 15, 2018): The world's best print-reading app for the blind and print-disabled is now even better. The National Federation of the Blind and Sensotec NV announced today that KNFB Reader Version 3.0 is now available in the Apple App Store.

Annual Run to Support Programs for the Blind Set for June 3

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:41
Release Date: Monday, May 14, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 14, 2018)

Event: National Federation of the Blind 6 Dot Dash

Date: June 3, 2018

Place: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Attention Sports, Lifestyle, Health, and Education Editors:

Medicare Information to Become Accessible to Blind Beneficiaries

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:50
Release Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (April 25, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind and three blind individuals have reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).