National Federation of the Blind Receives Grant from National Science Foundation


Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 13, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will allow blind students to explore the field of engineering and provide useful educational research.


National Federation of the Blind Receives Grant from National Science Foundation


Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (February 13, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will allow blind students to explore the field of engineering and provide useful educational research.


National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy


Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, commends United Airlines for announcing that there will be no changes to its policies regarding travelers with dog guides and other service animals, as opposed to animals that may fit other categories.


National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy


Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, commends United Airlines for announcing that there will be no changes to its policies regarding travelers with dog guides and other service animals, as opposed to animals that may fit other categories.


National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy



National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit


Release Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Members of the National Federation of the Blind will host a reception at the Newseum to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive and celebrate a new exhibit, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War.” This reception will honor John Olson’s work in the development of ta


National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit


Release Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Category: 

Members of the National Federation of the Blind will host a reception at the Newseum to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive and celebrate a new exhibit, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War.” This reception will honor John Olson’s work in the development of ta


National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta’s New Service Animal Policy


Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland: (January 23, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind stated the following with regard to the new service and support animal policy announced by Delta Air Lines on January 19:


National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta’s New Service Animal Policy


Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland: (January 23, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind stated the following with regard to the new service and support animal policy announced by Delta Air Lines on January 19:


NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award


Release Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 22, 2018): Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, has received one of the inaugural Autos2050SM awards. The awards are being presented by the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation.


NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award


Release Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2018
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (January 22, 2018): Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, has received one of the inaugural Autos2050SM awards. The awards are being presented by the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation.


New Accessibility Features Coming to PrestoPrime EMV System


Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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Redwood City, Calif.


New Accessibility Features Coming to PrestoPrime EMV System


Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Category: 

Redwood City, Calif.


National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest


Release Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in celebration of World Braille Day, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.


National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest


Release Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in celebration of World Braille Day, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.


Blind People Condemn Nepal’s Ban on Blind Everest Climbers


Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 2, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the World Blind Union (WBU), which represent the United States and global blind communities respectively, today stated their opposition to a new ban on blind climbers participating in expeditions on Mount Everest, recently announced by the government of Nepal.


Blind People Condemn Nepal’s Ban on Blind Everest Climbers


Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (January 2, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the World Blind Union (WBU), which represent the United States and global blind communities respectively, today stated their opposition to a new ban on blind climbers participating in expeditions on Mount Everest, recently announced by the government of Nepal.


Sheltered Workshop and Honda of America Manufacturing Sued for Disability Discrimination


Release Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
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Today, Michael A. Denoewer, an individual with autism, filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against his former employer, U-CO Industries, a sheltered workshop located in Marysville, Ohio, and Honda of America Manufacturing (Honda), for which U-CO is a Tier 1 Supplier.


Sheltered Workshop and Honda of America Manufacturing Sued for Disability Discrimination


Release Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Category: 

Today, Michael A. Denoewer, an individual with autism, filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against his former employer, U-CO Industries, a sheltered workshop located in Marysville, Ohio, and Honda of America Manufacturing (Honda), for which U-CO is a Tier 1 Supplier.


Organization Says Senate Tax Bill Disastrous for Education, Employment of Blind Americans


Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 29, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind officially opposes the United States Senate’s current Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

The organization cites a probable dramatic increase in unemployment among blind Americans, which already approaches sixty percent, as the reason for its opposition.


Organization Says Senate Tax Bill Disastrous for Education, Employment of Blind Americans


Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (November 29, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind officially opposes the United States Senate’s current Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

The organization cites a probable dramatic increase in unemployment among blind Americans, which already approaches sixty percent, as the reason for its opposition.


Senators Warren and Hatch Introduce New Higher Education Legislation


Release Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
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Washington, DC (November 17, 2017): Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act, S. 2138.


Senators Warren and Hatch Introduce New Higher Education Legislation


Release Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Category: 

Washington, DC (November 17, 2017): Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act, S. 2138.


National Federation of the Blind and Automakers Host Conference on the Promise of Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community


Release Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Baltimore, MD – Yesterday the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (“Auto Alliance”) hosted a conference titled “The Promise: Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community”. The event was hosted at NFB’s Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.  


National Federation of the Blind and Automakers Host Conference on the Promise of Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community


Release Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, MD – Yesterday the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (“Auto Alliance”) hosted a conference titled “The Promise: Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community”. The event was hosted at NFB’s Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.  


Blind Teens Fight Challenges in New Documentary


Release Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland (October 25, 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: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland (October 25, 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.


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.


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