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National Federation of the Blind Announces 2017 Scholarship Program Finalists

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:43
Release Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2017 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

National Federation of the Blind Launches Ridesharing Testing Program

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:21
Release Date: Monday, May 8, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 8, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today announced the launch of a program to test the effectiveness of ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft's efforts to accommodate passengers with guide dogs and other service animals.

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