National Federation of the Blind Assists Blind Woman in Litigation Against Massage and Body Work Licensing Authority


Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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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


National Federation of the Blind Assists Blind Woman in Litigation Against Massage and Body Work Licensing Authority


Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Category: 

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


National Federation of the Blind Comments on Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos’ Remarks Regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 18, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, commented today on responses given by President-elect Donald J.


National Federation of the Blind Comments on Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos’ Remarks Regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (January 18, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, commented today on responses given by President-elect Donald J.


National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest


Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 11, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest on behalf of the North America/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.


National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest


Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 11, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. The NFB administered the Onkyo Braille Essay Contest on behalf of the North America/Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of “508 Refresh” Regulations


Release Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 9, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for blind Americans to gain equal access to information and technology, today applauded the publication of new technical standards to bring information and communication technology (ICT)  into compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, which requires go


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of “508 Refresh” Regulations


Release Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (January 9, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for blind Americans to gain equal access to information and technology, today applauded the publication of new technical standards to bring information and communication technology (ICT)  into compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, which requires go


National Federation of the Blind, Wells Fargo Launch the 2017 Bell Academy Program


Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2017) ─ Today, on the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the reading and writing system for the blind that bears his name, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Wells Fargo launched the 2017 Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning


National Federation of the Blind, Wells Fargo Launch the 2017 Bell Academy Program


Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2017) ─ Today, on the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of the reading and writing system for the blind that bears his name, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Wells Fargo launched the 2017 Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning


National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy


Release Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 


National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy


Release Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016):  Once again, Santa has enlisted the help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind boys and girls this Christmas season. 


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act Regulations


Release Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the issuance of regulations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 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 silen


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act Regulations


Release Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the issuance of regulations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 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 silen


Blind student Aleeha Dudley and US Department of Justice resolve Miami University of Ohio discrimination case


Release Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016
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COLUMBUS, OH -- Attorneys for Aleeha Dudley have reached an agreement with Miami University after the school failed to provide Ms. Dudley with equal and meaningful access to her curriculum to help her attain educational success as a blind student studying zoology.


Blind student Aleeha Dudley and US Department of Justice resolve Miami University of Ohio discrimination case


Release Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016
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COLUMBUS, OH -- Attorneys for Aleeha Dudley have reached an agreement with Miami University after the school failed to provide Ms. Dudley with equal and meaningful access to her curriculum to help her attain educational success as a blind student studying zoology.


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Continued Support from Google for KNFB Reader Google Supports Continued Development of Text Recognition App that Gives the Blind Access to Print


Release Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that Google continues its support of the development and distribution of KNFB Reader. For a limited time, KNFB Reader will be offered for the reduced price of $19.99 for the Android app.  


National Federation of the Blind Applauds Continued Support from Google for KNFB Reader Google Supports Continued Development of Text Recognition App that Gives the Blind Access to Print


Release Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Category: 

Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that Google continues its support of the development and distribution of KNFB Reader. For a limited time, KNFB Reader will be offered for the reduced price of $19.99 for the Android app.  


National Federation of the Blind Announces First Partner in New Accessibility Program


Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 4, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Target Corporation is the first company to participate in the NFB's new Strategic Nonvisual Acces


National Federation of the Blind Announces First Partner in New Accessibility Program


Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (October 4, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Target Corporation is the first company to participate in the NFB's new Strategic Nonvisual Acces


National Federation of the Blind Comments on Foundation Fighting Blindness #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign


Release Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the #HowEyeSeeIt  challenge launched in the past month by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which has garnered considerable recent publicity.


National Federation of the Blind Comments on Foundation Fighting Blindness #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign


Release Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the #HowEyeSeeIt  challenge launched in the past month by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which has garnered considerable recent publicity.


The National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AIM HE Act: Law Will Promote Equal Access to Higher Education for People With Disabilities


Release Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2016
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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 (AIM HE) Act (H.R. 6122). This act will promote instructional technology and content that are accessible to the blind and other students with print disabilities.


The National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AIM HE Act: Law Will Promote Equal Access to Higher Education for People With Disabilities


Release Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2016
Category: 

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 (AIM HE) Act (H.R. 6122). This act will promote instructional technology and content that are accessible to the blind and other students with print disabilities.


National Federation of the Blind of Texas Commends Congressman Thornberry for Support of Veterans with Disabilities


Release Date: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Alvin, Texas (August 29, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind of Texas commented today on the inclusion of language that would allow more veterans with disabilities to participate in the Space Available program in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by Congressman Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services.


National Federation of the Blind of Texas Commends Congressman Thornberry for Support of Veterans with Disabilities


Release Date: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Alvin, Texas (August 29, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind of Texas commented today on the inclusion of language that would allow more veterans with disabilities to participate in the Space Available program in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by Congressman Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services.


National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student Reach Agreement with Wichita State University


Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Wichita, Kansas (August 16, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind and Emily Schlenker, a blind student, have entered into an agreement with Wichita State University (WSU) to improve opportunities for blind students attending WSU.


National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student Reach Agreement with Wichita State University


Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Category: 

Wichita, Kansas (August 16, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind and Emily Schlenker, a blind student, have entered into an agreement with Wichita State University (WSU) to improve opportunities for blind students attending WSU.


National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student Reach Agreement with Wichita State University


Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Category: 

Wichita, Kansas (August 16, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind and Emily Schlenker, a blind student, have entered into an agreement with Wichita State University (WSU) to improve opportunities for blind students attending WSU.


National Federation of the Blind and Blind Student Reach Agreement with Wichita State University


Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Category: 

Wichita, Kansas (August 16, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind and Emily Schlenker, a blind student, have entered into an agreement with Wichita State University (WSU) to improve opportunities for blind students attending WSU.


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