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Blind Californians and Advocates Sue Greyhound

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:33
Release Date: Monday, June 12, 2017Category: National

San Francisco (June 12, 2017): In February of 2015 Tina Thomas, who is blind, was planning a trip from her home in Los Angeles to Las Vegas to visit family and friends. She tried to book the trip on Greyhound.com, but her text-to-speech software couldn't interpret Greyhound's website.

Language to End Subminimum Wages Included in New Minimum Wage Bill

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:28
Release Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 25, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the inclusion of language in the Raise the Wage Act of 2017, simultaneously introduced in the House and the Senate, which calls for the end of the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2017 Scholarship Program Finalists

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:43
Release Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2017 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

National Federation of the Blind Launches Ridesharing Testing Program

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:21
Release Date: Monday, May 8, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 8, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today announced the launch of a program to test the effectiveness of ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft's efforts to accommodate passengers with guide dogs and other service animals.

National Federation of the Blind Proud to Present Documentary on Blind Youth

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 14:43
Release Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (April 4, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, in collaboration with the filmmakers, is proud to present Do You Dream in Color?, a new, critically acclaimed documentary about blind youth and the educational and societal challenges they face.

Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind Announce Comprehensive Accessibility Improvements for Lyft Riders Who Travel with Service Animals

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 16:38
Release Date: Monday, April 3, 2017Category: National

Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind today announced a collaborative effort to ensure reliable and equal service to individuals who are blind and use service animals. Lyft’s affirmative and proactive efforts will help ensure its convenient and affordable transportation services are available to riders who are blind and use service animals across the United States.

The National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AIM HIGH Act

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 15:02
Release Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (March 29, 2017): Today, the National Federation of the Blind commends Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) for introducing the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act of 2017, also known as the AIM HIGH Act (H.R. 1772).

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Access Technology Affordability Act

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:30
Release Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (March 28, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Access Technology Affordability Act of 2017 in both houses of Congress (H.R. 1734, S. 732).

National Federation of the Blind Comments on United States Supreme Court Decision Regarding Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:39
Release Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017Category: National

Baltimore (March 23, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded the unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, (Docket No. 15–827).

National Federation of the Blind Supports Blind Healthcare Worker's Discrimination Claim

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:45
Release Date: Monday, March 13, 2017Category: National

Boston (March 13, 2017): With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for the civil rights of blind people, Manuel G. Morse has brought suit in Suffolk County Superior Court (Docket No. 1784CV00773) against his employer, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:57
Release Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (March 8, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2017 (H.R. 1377) by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS).