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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.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 12, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and whose work advances the goal of helping transform their dreams into reality.

Oracle Software Cannot Be Used By Blind Texas Employees

Austin, Texas (February 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind and three blind Texas employees filed suit today to enforce a provision of Texas law requiring all information technology purchased by the state to be accessible to blind employees.  The suit was brought because the blind cannot use software manufactured by Oracle Systems and used by state employees.

National Federation of the Blind to Debut Car That Can Be Driven Independently by the Blind at Rolex 24

Daytona Beach, Florida (July 2, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) announced today that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently.  The vehicle is scheduled to be demonstrated to the public a

National Federation of the Blind Nonvisual Accessibility Web Certification Granted to Instructure Learning Management System

Baltimore, Maryland (September 29, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Instructure for its learning management system, “Canvas.” The NFB applauds Instructure’s commitment to ensuring equal access to its Web-based learning management

Lawsuit Brings Equity to Blind Voters Registering to Vote

New York (February 25, 2019): Blind voters in New York will now have access to websites operated by the State Board of Elections (BOE) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). In a settlement just reached by blind voters, advocates, and the two state agencies, the BOE and the DMV have agreed to ensure fully accessible voter registration by the end of 2019.

Blind Americans Protest Refusal of Entertainment Industry to Cast Them

Baltimore, Maryland (March 12, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, issued the following statement today from its President, Mark Riccobono, regarding the portrayal of blind characters and specifically the forthcoming CW television series “In the Dark”: