National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000


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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.


United States Secretary of Labor to Address Blind Americans


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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.


3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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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


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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
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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.


Language to End Subminimum Wages Included in New Minimum Wage Bill


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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
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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.


National Federation of the Blind Announces 2017 Scholarship Program Finalists


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Thursday, May 11, 2017
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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
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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


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Monday, May 8, 2017
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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
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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


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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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.


National Federation of the Blind Proud to Present Documentary on Blind Youth


Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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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


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Monday, April 3, 2017
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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.


Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind Announce Comprehensive Accessibility Improvements for Lyft Riders Who Travel with Service Animals


Release Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017
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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


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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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).


The National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AIM HIGH Act


Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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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


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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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 Applauds Introduction of Access Technology Affordability Act


Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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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


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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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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 Comments on United States Supreme Court Decision Regarding Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


Release Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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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


Release Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017
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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 Supports Blind Healthcare Worker’s Discrimination Claim


Release Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017
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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


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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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).


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act


Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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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


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Monday, March 6, 2017
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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.


Pearson Announces Career Exploration Mentorship Program for Students, Young Professionals with Disabilities


Release Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017
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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


Release Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017
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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


National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Students File Suit Against Los Angeles Community College District


Release Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017
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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


Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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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.


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