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The National Federation of the Blind Applauds the Introduction of Legislation Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:46
Release Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018Category: National

Washington, DC (March 15, 2018): Senator Charles E. “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act, S. 2559.

National Federation of the Blind Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:26
Release Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (February 13, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will allow blind students to explore the field of engineering and provide useful educational research.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent Service Animal Policy

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:39
Release Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (February 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, commends United Airlines for announcing that there will be no changes to its policies regarding travelers with dog guides and other service animals, as opposed to animals that may fit other categories.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Opening of Tactile Photography Exhibit

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:59
Release Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018Category: National

Members of the National Federation of the Blind will host a reception at the Newseum to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive and celebrate a new exhibit, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War.” This reception will honor John Olson’s work in the development of ta

National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta’s New Service Animal Policy

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:19
Release Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland: (January 23, 2018): 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 January 19:

NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:19
Release Date: Monday, January 22, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (January 22, 2018): Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, has received one of the inaugural Autos2050SM awards. The awards are being presented by the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation.

New Accessibility Features Coming to PrestoPrime EMV System

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:01
Release Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018Category: National

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National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:15
Release Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in celebration of World Braille Day, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.

Blind People Condemn Nepal’s Ban on Blind Everest Climbers

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:51
Release Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (January 2, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the World Blind Union (WBU), which represent the United States and global blind communities respectively, today stated their opposition to a new ban on blind climbers participating in expeditions on Mount Everest, recently announced by the government of Nepal.

Sheltered Workshop and Honda of America Manufacturing Sued for Disability Discrimination

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:09
Release Date: Friday, December 15, 2017Category: National

Today, Michael A. Denoewer, an individual with autism, filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against his former employer, U-CO Industries, a sheltered workshop located in Marysville, Ohio, and Honda of America Manufacturing (Honda), for which U-CO is a Tier 1 Supplier.

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.