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 Hoosiers File Lawsuit Against the Indiana Division of Family Resources

Indianapolis (August 6, 2019): Reviewing and selecting insurance and benefits are important processes that should be personal and private. For Christopher and Sarah Meyer, siblings who are blind, the print-only benefits communications they received from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), its Division of Family Resources (DFR), and their contractors not only forced them to rely on other people to intercept and read their private information, but caused them to lose their benefits.

Maryland Voters Sue to Protect Secret Ballots

Baltimore (August 1, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind, its Maryland affiliate, and three blind registered Maryland voters – Marie Cobb, Ruth Sager, and Joel Zimba – are suing the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Blind Taxpayers Sue the IRS

San Francisco (July 25, 2019): Berkeley businesswoman Karen Rose, who is blind, was about to throw away what she thought was junk mail when a friend noticed that it was from the IRS. It turned out to be a second notice that she owed nearly $25,000 in additional taxes. When she contacted the agency, she learned that she had also incurred an additional $1,500 in interest and penalties because she hadn’t responded to the first notice.