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Love Is Love: Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Members and Celebrating Pride Month

Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which happened at the end of June 1969. These riots ignited the gay rights movement. Since then, it has served to amplify LGBTQ+ needs and rights—such as protection against harassment and discrimination—while also recognizing the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world.

What Pride Means to Me

Each year in June, the LGBTQ community celebrates Pride Month—a month where we celebrate who we are and what we’ve accomplished.

Love Conquers Hate: An Open Letter to the Members of the National Federation of the Blind

I write this message to you as the elected President of the National Federation of the Blind. I also write it to you as an American who is struggling this week. I call upon members of our organization to recognize the solidarity we share as blind people and that the value we place on love within our movement is needed more today than at any other time in our history.

Uber, Lyft, and Service Animals: The Discrimination Continues

After three years of implementation and monitoring, the National Federation of the Blind’s settlement agreements with Uber and Lyft are set to expire this summer.

Coming Together During COVID-19: Concerns and Connections

As the COVID-19 emergency continues to spread across the country, everyone is experiencing some level of uncertainty and disruption in daily life.

Don’t Be a Barrier: Be Accessible NOW

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted many educational institutions to implement protocols for remote learning as a viable alternative to closing their doors altogether.

Treading Carefully with New Blindness Drama, See

A fantasy world in which everyone is blind, but also strong, capable, dynamic. It sounds amazing. It’s a show that is being launched today through Apple Inc.’s new TV streaming service, Apple TV+ — a new original drama entitled See.

Shout Out to the Forgotten Laborers

Every year, especially around Labor Day, we hear reports about the status of our economy and employment.

We're Not Lovin' It!

The National Federation of the Blind helps me and other blind people live the life we want, and McDonald’s has been a tasty part of my life for decades.

Uber and Lyft Still Denying Rides to Those with Service Animals

With the help of hundreds of testers, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) recently completed its second year of rideshare testing to measure whether Uber and Lyft drivers are continuing to deny rides to travelers with service animals.