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Jan 22, 2021, 16:30 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds the Introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act in the House

The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, applauds the introduction of the Access...


Sep 17, 2020, 14:40 ET National Federation of the Blind Applauds Report of United States Commission on Civil Rights

The National Federation of the Blind, America's civil rights organization of the blind, issued the below statement regarding a report from the United ...


Jul 08, 2020, 10:56 ET Speaker Pelosi to Participate in National Federation of the Blind Convention

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will participate in a dialogue with National Federation of the Blind President Mark Riccobono as part of the eightieth...


May 06, 2020, 09:38 ET Wet-Ink Signature Requirement Endangers Social Security Disability Applicants and Recipients During COVID-19, Lawsuit Says

Timothy Cole is being treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. His treatment leaves him immunocompromised and unable to work, and places him at additional ...


Mar 20, 2020, 17:45 ET National Federation of the Blind Demands that Policymakers Protect and Assist Blind Students During COVID-19 Emergency

The National Federation of the Blind, America's civil rights organization of the blind, today expressed its absolute opposition to any proposal in...


Jan 29, 2020, 17:08 ET National Federation of the Blind to Hold Career Fair in DC

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is hosting a career fair as part of its annual Washington Seminar. Blind job seekers, including blind...


Jan 28, 2020, 16:20 ET Blind Americans Come to Washington to Meet Their Representatives

In less than two weeks, hundreds of blind Americans will converge on the nation's capital to meet with their representatives in Congress to emphasize ...


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...