Press Room

Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind press room. We are pleased to serve as a resource for the press on all issues related to our organization and to blindness. For more information or to request an interview with one of our experts, please contact Chris Danielsen, director of public relations, at 410-659-9314, extension 2330 (office), 410-262-1281 (mobile), or cdanielsen@nfb.org.

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Press Releases and News Briefs

Below are the most recent press releases and news briefs issued by the National Federation of the Blind.

Blind Employee Sues Beacon Health Options

Cambridge, Massachusetts (October 31, 2019): Amy Ruell, a blind licensed independent clinical social worker, is suing her employer, Beacon Health Options, because inaccessible software and online resources that it uses prevent her from doing critical parts of her job independently.

UNO Introduces First Official Braille Deck

Oct. 1, 2019, El Segundo, Calif.—UNO®, the number one card game globally by Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), today announced the debut of UNO Braille, the first official UNO card deck featuring Braille. The new game will make game play widely accessible for the more than 7 million blind and low-vision Americans in the U.S.

Blind Woman and EEOC Settle Lawsuit against California Hospital

Baltimore (September 20, 2019): Alina Sorling, a blind food service technician, has settled the lawsuit she brought against California’s Dignity Health for employment discrimination with the assistance of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Federation of the Blind.

Blind Retired Federal Employee Sues over Access to Health Benefits Information

Chicago (September 19, 2019): Jamal Mazrui, a blind retired federal employee now living in the Seattle area, has filed a lawsuit against the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and one of its major health insurance contractors, the Chicago-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), because he cannot access or interact with information about his federal health benefits on fepblue.org, the website maintained by BCBSA for its federal employee program.