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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 Retired Federal Employee Sues over Access to Health Benefits Information

Chicago (September 19, 2019): Jamal Mazrui, a blind retired federal employee now living in the Seattle area, has filed a lawsuit against the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and one of its major health insurance contractors, the Chicago-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), because he cannot access or interact with information about his federal health benefits on fepblue.org, the website maintained by BCBSA for its federal employee program.

Accessible Absentee Registration Process and Voting System Now Available

The NH Secretary of State’s Office launches accessible absentee registration process and voting system for people with print disabilities. Until now, voters with print disabilities who were unable to register to vote or mark a paper absentee ballot themselves had to rely on assistance to complete their registration form and ballot.

Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind Featured at NIWeek 2010

Austin, Texas (August 2, 2010): The Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is one of the new technological innovations that will be featured at this year’s NIWeek, held August 3–5.  Hosted by National Instruments (NI), NIWeek is the world’s leading graphical system design conference and exhibition, showcasing the latest developments in graphical system design,

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of AIM High Act

Baltimore, Maryland (December 6, 2019): Today, the National Federation of the Blind commends Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) for introducing the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act, also known as the AIM HIGH Act (H.R. 5312). This legislation will promote instructional technology and content that are accessible to the blind and other students with print disabilities.