The National Federation of the Blind is regularly featured in a variety of news outlets at both the national and local levels. Our leaders and members are often sought after to provide insight and expertise in areas such as accessibility, disability rights, Braille and other blindness skills, and living successfully with blindness.
A selection of recent news articles and other media in which the NFB has been featured is below. Please note that without a subscription some sites have monthly article limits.
"COVID-19 Leaves Blind Students Even Further Behind"
ILLINOIS NEWSROOM, May 4, 2020
"Minneapolis-Based BLIND Inc. Teaches Life Skills and the Joy of Independence"
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 4, 2020
"Stranded: Blind Passengers Say Some Ride Share Drivers Still Refuse to Pick Them Up"
NBC4 Washington, March 2, 2020
"Blind Runner Set to Run Her First Ultra Marathon"
Get Out There Magazine, February 5, 2020
"Bill Aims to Give Same Higher Ed Tech Access to All Students"
GOVERNING, December 10, 2019
"How to Teach a Child Braille"
New York Times Magazine, November 26, 2019
"Mattel Releases a Braille Version of UNO"
CNN, October 1, 2019
"Why Much of the Internet is Closed Off to Blind People"
BBC News, September 28, 2019
"Disability Rights Groups Join Challenge to 'Public Charge' Rule"
The Hill, September 11, 2019
"Can a Blind Juror Serve in Massachusetts? Massachusetts SJC to Hear Case"
MassLive.com, September 5, 2019
"Blind Voters Sue Maryland Board of Elections, Alleging Discrimination at Ballot Box"
Baltimore Sun, August 2, 2019
"Different Ways to Show Paintings, Photos to Blind People"
Associated Press, June 4, 2019
"ADA Lawsuit Prompts Institutional Change, Draws More Students"
Inside Higher Ed, May 22, 2019
"Lego Is Making Braille Bricks. They May Give Blind Literacy a Needed Lift."
New York Times, April 27, 2019
"Trump’s Budget Is Full of Cuts Aimed at People With Disabilities"
New York Times, April 17, 2019
"Toyota PAVEs way at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show"
Driving the Nation, January 17, 2019
"Adding Braille Stickers To Kellogg's Treats: How To Feel The Heart Of Lunch"
Forbes, January 9, 2019
"American Nightmare: How Workers with Disabilities Are Denied Economic Prosperity"
The Hill, November 30, 2018
"There’s Already a Blueprint for a More Accessible Internet, If Only Designers Would Learn It"
Quartz, November 15, 2018
"When Mom Isn’t Looking: The Challenges Blind Parents Face Go Beyond Logistics"
U.S. News & World Report, November 6, 2018
"Feds Prod Universities to Address Website Accessibility Complaints"
Inside Higher Ed, November 6, 2018
"Blind Marylanders Sue Walmart, Saying Self-Serve Checkouts Violate ADA"
Baltimore Sun, October 26, 2018
"U.S. Lobby Urges Mobileye ‘to Champion’ Message of the Blind in Self-Driving Cars"
The Times of Israel, October 11, 2018
"Orioles Become First U.S. Pro Team to Incorporate Braille on Uniforms"
Washington Post, September 19, 2018