Seattle Ends Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities


Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 3, 2018): Seattle’s city council unanimously voted yesterday to ban the practice of paying the blind and other workers with disabilities less than the city’s minimum wage. The National Federation of the Blind, which has led efforts to eliminate the practice at the local, state, and federal level (including in Seattle), commended the move.


Seattle Ends Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities


Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (April 3, 2018): Seattle’s city council unanimously voted yesterday to ban the practice of paying the blind and other workers with disabilities less than the city’s minimum wage. The National Federation of the Blind, which has led efforts to eliminate the practice at the local, state, and federal level (including in Seattle), commended the move.


Ohio Requires Accessible Absentee Ballots for the Blind


Release Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Category: 

Columbus, Ohio (March 26, 2018): Blind voters in Ohio must be able to cast absentee ballots privately and independently, according to a recent directive from Secretary of State John Husted.


Ohio Requires Accessible Absentee Ballots for the Blind


Release Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Category: 

Columbus, Ohio (March 26, 2018): Blind voters in Ohio must be able to cast absentee ballots privately and independently, according to a recent directive from Secretary of State John Husted.


Blind Students Win Braille Reading Contest


Release Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, has announced the winners of its 2017-2018 Nationwide Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest.


Blind Students Win Braille Reading Contest


Release Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2018
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, has announced the winners of its 2017-2018 Nationwide Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest.


The National Federation of the Blind Applauds the Introduction of Legislation Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty


Release Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Washington, DC (March 15, 2018): Senator Charles E. “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act, S. 2559.


The National Federation of the Blind Applauds the Introduction of Legislation Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty


Release Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Category: 

Washington, DC (March 15, 2018): Senator Charles E. “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act, S. 2559.


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
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


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
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:


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
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.


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
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.


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
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.


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.


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