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).


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


Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Category: 

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


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.


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
Category: 

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.


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.


National Federation of the Blind, Sensotec NV Announce Launch of KNFB Reader for Microsoft Windows 10


Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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March 1, 2017 (San Diego): The National Federation of the Blind and Sensotec NV, creators and developers of the KNFB Reader smart phone app, today jointly announced the launch of KNFB Reader for Microsoft Windows 10.


National Federation of the Blind, Sensotec NV Announce Launch of KNFB Reader for Microsoft Windows 10


Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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March 1, 2017 (San Diego): The National Federation of the Blind and Sensotec NV, creators and developers of the KNFB Reader smart phone app, today jointly announced the launch of KNFB Reader for Microsoft Windows 10.


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
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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 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
Category: 

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
Category: 

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


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