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Mar 12, 2019, 10:26 ET Blind Americans Protest Refusal of Entertainment Industry to Cast Them

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, issued the following statement today from its...


Jun 11, 2018, 02:56 ET Blind Maryland Voters to Protest Segregated Ballots

Event: Informational Protest Date: June 14, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Place: Southeast Anchor Library 3601 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 ...


May 15, 2018, 11:02 ET KNFB Reader 3.0 for iOS Devices Launched

The world's best print-reading app for the blind and print-disabled is now even better. The National Federation of the Blind and Sensotec NV...


Jan 23, 2018, 06:19 ET National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta's New Service Animal Policy

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...


Jan 02, 2018, 05:45 ET Blind People Condemn Nepal's Ban on Blind Everest Climbers

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the World Blind Union (WBU), which represent the United States and global blind communities...


Nov 29, 2017, 15:08 ET Organization Says Senate Tax Bill Disastrous for Education, Employment of Blind Americans

The National Federation of the Blind officially opposes the United States Senate's current Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The organization cites a...


Jan 18, 2017, 13:20 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 by...


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 of ...


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) to...


Oct 13, 2016, 04:29 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. For ...


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 Blindness,...


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 audio...


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 use...


Apr 29, 2016, 04:02 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 technology, today condemned the...


Mar 30, 2016, 08:34 ET National Federation of the Blind Praises Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Employment of People with Disabilities

The National Federation of the Blind commented today on recent remarks by Hillary Clinton in which she called for ending "the tiered minimum wages...


Mar 02, 2016, 08:12 ET National Federation of the Blind and Amazon Join Forces to Improve Accessible Reading Experiences for Blind and Low-Vision Students

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon announced today that they will be working together to increase selection, enhance...


Feb 10, 2016, 04:49 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 Works...


Feb 03, 2016, 09:33 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 awarded...


Jan 04, 2016, 03:46 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 Best...


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 app version ...


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, 05:41 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...


Jul 20, 2015, 10:39 ET National Federation of the Blind and Verifone Collaborate to Make Taxicab Terminals Accessible

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for accessible technology, and Verifone will work together to enhance the...


Jul 08, 2015, 01:43 ET National Federation of the Blind Achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title

As part of the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide...