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Jan 18, 2017, 14:20 ET National Federation of the Blind Comments on Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos' Remarks Regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for the equal education of blind students, commented today on responses given...


Jan 04, 2017, 09:28 ET National Federation of the Blind, Wells Fargo Launch the 2017 BELL Academy Program

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...


Nov 14, 2016, 12:31 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds Issuance of Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act Regulations

The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the issuance of regulations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...


Oct 13, 2016, 16:29 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds Continued Support from Google for KNFB Reader

The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that Google continues its support of the development and distribution of KNFB Reader....


Sep 26, 2016, 08:46 ET National Federation of the Blind Comments on Foundation Fighting Blindness #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

 The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the #HowEyeSeeIt challenge launched in the past month by the Foundation Fighting...


Aug 29, 2016, 09:07 ET National Federation of the Blind of Texas Commends Congressman Thornberry for Support of Veterans with Disabilities

 The National Federation of the Blind of Texas commented today on the inclusion of language that would allow more veterans with disabilities to...


Jul 03, 2016, 06:00 ET Largest US Audio Information Service Partners with Largest US Retailer

 The National Federation of the Blind today announced that it is working with Walmart to offer the retailer's ads on NFB-NEWSLINE®, its...


Apr 30, 2016, 06:00 ET Groundbreaking Settlement to End Discrimination Against Blind Uber Riders Who Use Guide Dogs

 In an unprecedented settlement announced today, Uber has agreed to take affirmative steps to prevent discrimination against blind riders who...


Apr 29, 2016, 16:02 ET National Federation of the Blind Condemns Delay of Web Accessibility Regulations

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information and...


Feb 10, 2016, 16:49 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds Transmission of Marrakesh Treaty for Ratification

 The National Federation of the Blind today applauded President Obama's transmission of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published...


Feb 03, 2016, 21:33 ET Disability Rights Ohio, National Federation of the Blind, and Autistic Self Advocacy Network Celebrate Landmark Decision Ordering Fair Pay from Sheltered Workshop

 In a precedent-setting opinion issued by an administrative law judge from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), three clients have been...


Jan 04, 2016, 15:46 ET KNFB Reader Wins AppleVis Golden Apple Award

 The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that KNFB Reader has been chosen by the AppleVis community as the winner of the...


Dec 02, 2015, 09:28 ET NFB-NEWSLINE® Releases iOS Mobile App Version 2.1

NFB-NEWSLINE® continues to expand the functionality of its free news and information service with the release of NFB-NEWSLINE® Mobile iOS...


Oct 15, 2015, 10:16 ET Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Maine

Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service from the National Federation of the Blind that provides independent access by blind and...


Sep 15, 2015, 17:41 ET Leading Organizations of Americans with Disabilities Call for Reform of AbilityOne Program

Seven leading organizations comprised of Americans with disabilities announced today that they are calling for reform of the AbilityOne Program and...


Mar 25, 2014, 10:14 ET National Federation of the Blind and H&R Block Announce Agreement Assuring Accessibility

 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, and H&R Block, which...


Feb 24, 2014, 08:40 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds Settlement with PARCC, Inc.

 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today applauded a settlement agreement reached among itself, its affiliate organizations the NFB of...


Feb 12, 2014, 11:19 ET National Federation of the Blind Commends President Obama for Executive Order on Wages

 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) commented today  on President Obama's executive order requiring a wage floor of $10.10 for...


Jan 24, 2014, 12:21 ET National Federation of the Blind and Parents of Blind Child File Suit to Make K-12 Assessments Accessible

 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), along with its affiliate organizations the NFB of New Jersey and the National Organization of...


Jan 14, 2014, 14:30 ET National Federation of the Blind Commends Microsoft and GW Micro for Groundbreaking Accessibility Partnership

Window-Eyes Screen Reader Now Available for Free to Many Microsoft Office Users  The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's...


Jan 13, 2014, 10:42 ET Blind Student Files Discrimination Suit Against Miami University

With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, Aleeha Dudley, a blind student pursuing a degree in zoology with hopes of attending...


Nov 25, 2013, 09:31 ET National Federation of the Blind Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

Organization Will Expand Programs of National Center for Blind Youth in Science  The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), a pioneer in...


Nov 18, 2013, 15:38 ET National Federation of the Blind Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

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...


Nov 15, 2013, 14:19 ET The National Federation Of The Blind And The Association Of American Publishers Applaud Introduction Of "TEACH Act"

Rep. Tom Petri Introduces "Technology, Education and Accessibility In College and Higher Education Act" The National Federation of the Blind...


Nov 14, 2013, 14:46 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Ruling in Authors Guild v. Google

Decision Will Allow Access to Millions of Books by the Blind The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for access to...