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.

Maryland Settles Discrimination Case by Blind Inmates for $1.4 Million

Annapolis, Maryland (June 5, 2019): Nine current and former Maryland prison inmates have settled their discrimination lawsuit, Brown v. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, for $1.4 million in damages and attorneys’ fees. The Maryland Board of Public Works has just approved the settlement payment.

Blind Man Resolves Employment Discrimination Case with Amazon.com

Vacaville, California (May 23, 2019): Alfredo Estrada has reached an agreement with Amazon.com to resolve claims that Mr. Estrada filed in July 2018 with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. He was represented by the TRE Legal Practice with the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind.

Blind Employee Sues Los Angeles County for Discrimination

Los Angeles (May 16, 2019): For Sharon Watson, a blind licensed clinical social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health since 2004, it was bad enough that the county deployed software—the Integrated Behavioral Health Information System (“IBHIS”)—that wouldn’t work with her text-to-speech screen reader in 2014.