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Organization Says Senate Tax Bill Disastrous for Education, Employment of Blind Americans

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:27
Release Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (November 29, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind officially opposes the United States Senate’s current Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

The organization cites a probable dramatic increase in unemployment among blind Americans, which already approaches sixty percent, as the reason for its opposition.

Senators Warren and Hatch Introduce New Higher Education Legislation

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:27
Release Date: Friday, November 17, 2017Category: National

Washington, DC (November 17, 2017): Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act, S. 2138.

National Federation of the Blind and Automakers Host Conference on the Promise of Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:22
Release Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, MD – Yesterday the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (“Auto Alliance”) hosted a conference titled “The Promise: Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community”. The event was hosted at NFB’s Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.  

Blind Teens Fight Challenges in New Documentary

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 09:50
Release Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017Category: Affiliate and Chapter

Baltimore, Maryland (October 25, 2017): Connor wants to be a sponsored skateboarder. Sarah wants to travel the world. Nick dreams of being a rock star. Carina wants to be the first member of her family to graduate high school.

These four teenagers are each trying to achieve their dreams. But they face an additional challenge: they are blind.

Expedia unveils enhancements in website accessibility

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:12
Release Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017Category: National

Bellevue, Wash., October 19, 2017 – Expedia today announced details around site enhancements as part of an ongoing relationship with the National Federation of the Blind. It’s estimated more than 48.9 million people live with disabilities in the US1, including more than 7 million with a visual disability2.

Blind School Board Member Has Settled With School District

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:47
Release Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (October 18, 2017): A blind man's litigation against a California school district on whose governing board he serves has been resolved by agreement of the parties.

Blind Teens Fight Challenges in New Documentary

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:24
Release Date: Monday, October 16, 2017Category: Affiliate and Chapter

Baltimore, Maryland (October 16, 2017): Connor wants to be a sponsored skateboarder. Sarah wants to travel the world. Nick dreams of being a rock star. Carina wants to be the first member of her family to graduate high school.

These four teenagers are each trying to achieve their dreams. But they face an additional challenge: they are blind.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AV START Act

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:23
Release Date: Friday, September 29, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (September 29, 2017): Today the National Federation of the Blind commends Senator John Thune, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senator Gary Peters, Senator Roy Blunt, and Senator Debbie Stabenow for introducing the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Ac

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Implementation of Quiet Car Regulations

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:43
Release Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (September 5, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the final implementation of regulations 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 silent hybrid and electric vehicles.

The National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Individuals File Lawsuit Against SSA for Lack of Accessible Kiosks

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 15:12
Release Date: Monday, August 28, 2017Category: National

San Diego, California (August 28, 2017): Today, the National Federation of the Blind and two blind individuals who receive Social Security benefits filed a federal lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) for its failure to make its Visitor Intake Processing touchscreen kiosks accessible to its blind visitors.