Expedia unveils enhancements in website accessibility


Release Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Bellevue, Wash., October 19, 2017 – Expedia today announced details around site enhancements as part of an ongoing relationship with the National Federation of the Blind. It’s estimated more than 48.9 million people live with disabilities in the US1, including more than 7 million with a visual disability2.


Expedia unveils enhancements in website accessibility


Release Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Category: 

Bellevue, Wash., October 19, 2017 – Expedia today announced details around site enhancements as part of an ongoing relationship with the National Federation of the Blind. It’s estimated more than 48.9 million people live with disabilities in the US1, including more than 7 million with a visual disability2.


Blind School Board Member Has Settled With School District


Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 18, 2017): A blind man's litigation against a California school district on whose governing board he serves has been resolved by agreement of the parties.


Blind School Board Member Has Settled With School District


Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (October 18, 2017): A blind man's litigation against a California school district on whose governing board he serves has been resolved by agreement of the parties.


Blind Teens Fight Challenges in New Documentary


Release Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland (October 16, 2017): Connor wants to be a sponsored skateboarder. Sarah wants to travel the world. Nick dreams of being a rock star. Carina wants to be the first member of her family to graduate high school.

These four teenagers are each trying to achieve their dreams. But they face an additional challenge: they are blind.


Blind Teens Fight Challenges in New Documentary


Release Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland (October 16, 2017): Connor wants to be a sponsored skateboarder. Sarah wants to travel the world. Nick dreams of being a rock star. Carina wants to be the first member of her family to graduate high school.

These four teenagers are each trying to achieve their dreams. But they face an additional challenge: they are blind.


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AV START Act


Release Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 29, 2017): Today the National Federation of the Blind commends Senator John Thune, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senator Gary Peters, Senator Roy Blunt, and Senator Debbie Stabenow for introducing the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Ac


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AV START Act


Release Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (September 29, 2017): Today the National Federation of the Blind commends Senator John Thune, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senator Gary Peters, Senator Roy Blunt, and Senator Debbie Stabenow for introducing the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Ac


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Implementation of Quiet Car Regulations


Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 5, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the final implementation of regulations to implement the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama to protect the blind and other pedestrians from the dangers posed by silent hybrid and electric vehicles.


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Implementation of Quiet Car Regulations


Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (September 5, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the final implementation of regulations to implement the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama to protect the blind and other pedestrians from the dangers posed by silent hybrid and electric vehicles.


The National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Individuals File Lawsuit Against SSA for Lack of Accessible Kiosks


Release Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
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San Diego, California (August 28, 2017): Today, the National Federation of the Blind and two blind individuals who receive Social Security benefits filed a federal lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) for its failure to make its Visitor Intake Processing touchscreen kiosks accessible to its blind visitors.


The National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Individuals File Lawsuit Against SSA for Lack of Accessible Kiosks


Release Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
Category: 

San Diego, California (August 28, 2017): Today, the National Federation of the Blind and two blind individuals who receive Social Security benefits filed a federal lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) for its failure to make its Visitor Intake Processing touchscreen kiosks accessible to its blind visitors.


National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students


Release Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 3, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2017 scholarships, which were awarded at the organization’s recent national convention in Orlando.


National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students


Release Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (August 3, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2017 scholarships, which were awarded at the organization’s recent national convention in Orlando.


National Federation of the Blind Names Amy Lund 2017 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students


Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 1, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind has presented its annual Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award to Amy Lund of Springfield, Illinois. Ms. Lund, a teacher of blind students since 2001, currently teaches blind and low-vision students throughout the Springfield, Illinois public school system.


National Federation of the Blind Names Amy Lund 2017 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students


Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (August 1, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind has presented its annual Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award to Amy Lund of Springfield, Illinois. Ms. Lund, a teacher of blind students since 2001, currently teaches blind and low-vision students throughout the Springfield, Illinois public school system.


National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000


Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Orlando, Florida (July 18, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. At the National Federation of the Blind annual convention in Orlando, the tenth annual Dr.


National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000


Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Category: 

Orlando, Florida (July 18, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. At the National Federation of the Blind annual convention in Orlando, the tenth annual Dr.


United States Secretary of Labor to Address Blind Americans


Release Date: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 6, 2017): The Honorable R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, United States Department of Labor, will address the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Orlando on the afternoon of Friday, July 14, at approximately 2:55 p.m.


United States Secretary of Labor to Address Blind Americans


Release Date: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (July 6, 2017): The Honorable R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, United States Department of Labor, will address the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Orlando on the afternoon of Friday, July 14, at approximately 2:55 p.m.


3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando


Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Category: 

Orlando, Florida (July 5, 2017)

Event:             National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:             July 10–15, 2017

Place:             Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819

Attention Politics and Business Editors:


3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando


Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Category: 

Orlando, Florida (July 5, 2017)

Event:             National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:             July 10–15, 2017

Place:             Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819

Attention Politics and Business Editors:


Blind Californians and Advocates Sue Greyhound


Release Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017
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San Francisco (June 12, 2017): In February of 2015 Tina Thomas, who is blind, was planning a trip from her home in Los Angeles to Las Vegas to visit family and friends. She tried to book the trip on Greyhound.com, but her text-to-speech software couldn't interpret Greyhound's website.


Blind Californians and Advocates Sue Greyhound


Release Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017
Category: 

San Francisco (June 12, 2017): In February of 2015 Tina Thomas, who is blind, was planning a trip from her home in Los Angeles to Las Vegas to visit family and friends. She tried to book the trip on Greyhound.com, but her text-to-speech software couldn't interpret Greyhound's website.


Language to End Subminimum Wages Included in New Minimum Wage Bill


Release Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (May 25, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the inclusion of language in the Raise the Wage Act of 2017, simultaneously introduced in the House and the Senate, which calls for the end of the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.


Language to End Subminimum Wages Included in New Minimum Wage Bill


Release Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (May 25, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the inclusion of language in the Raise the Wage Act of 2017, simultaneously introduced in the House and the Senate, which calls for the end of the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.


National Federation of the Blind Announces 2017 Scholarship Program Finalists


Release Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Category: 

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 Announces 2017 Scholarship Program Finalists


Release Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Category: 

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


Release Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017
Category: 

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 Launches Ridesharing Testing Program


Release Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017
Category: 

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.


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