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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.

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.