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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”:

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.

The National Federation of the Blind and OrCam Technologies Announce Cooperative Agreement

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 7, 2019) – The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, and OrCam Technologies, the world’s most advanced wearable AI-driven artificial vision innovator for people who are blind or losing vision, jointly announced a cooperative agreement at the NFB's annual National Convention that will help empower blind and low vision Americans to achieve increased independence.

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.