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The Blind Will Soon Be Able to Bank with BECU Through Mobile and Online Banking

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:39
Release Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018Category: National

SEATTLE (June 6, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), its Washington affiliate, and three blind individuals have reached an agreement with the Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU). As a part of this agreement, BECU will work in collaboration with NFB and its members to make its website and mobile banking app fully accessible to blind customers.

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2018 Scholarship Program Finalists

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:24
Release Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 29, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2018 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars.

apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas to Headline Convention Welcome Concert

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:35
Release Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018Category: National

Orlando, Florida (May 23, 2018): Allan Pineda Lindo, best known as apl.de.ap from The Black Eyed Peas, will perform live at the convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on July 6, 2018.

Senate Committee Votes to Advance Marrakesh Treaty

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:55
Release Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018Category: National

Washington, DC (May 22, 2018): The Foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate voted unanimously today in favor of advancing the Marrakesh Treaty to the full Senate for its advice and consent. The National Federation of the Blind commends the vote.

KNFB Reader 3.0 for iOS Devices Launched

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:38
Release Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 15, 2018): 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 announced today that KNFB Reader Version 3.0 is now available in the Apple App Store.

Annual Run to Support Programs for the Blind Set for June 3

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:41
Release Date: Monday, May 14, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (May 14, 2018)

Event: National Federation of the Blind 6 Dot Dash

Date: June 3, 2018

Place: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Attention Sports, Lifestyle, Health, and Education Editors:

Medicare Information to Become Accessible to Blind Beneficiaries

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:50
Release Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (April 25, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind and three blind individuals have reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Seattle Ends Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:59
Release Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (April 3, 2018): Seattle’s city council unanimously voted yesterday to ban the practice of paying the blind and other workers with disabilities less than the city’s minimum wage. The National Federation of the Blind, which has led efforts to eliminate the practice at the local, state, and federal level (including in Seattle), commended the move.

Ohio Requires Accessible Absentee Ballots for the Blind

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:17
Release Date: Monday, March 26, 2018Category: National

Columbus, Ohio (March 26, 2018): Blind voters in Ohio must be able to cast absentee ballots privately and independently, according to a recent directive from Secretary of State John Husted.

Blind Students Win Braille Reading Contest

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:15
Release Date: Monday, March 19, 2018Category: National

Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, has announced the winners of its 2017-2018 Nationwide Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest.

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.