Daytona Beach, Florida (January 29, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that for the first time a blind individual has driven a street vehicle in public without the assistance of a sighted person. Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive who directs technology, research, and education p
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National Federation of the Blind Demands that Policymakers Protect and Assist Blind Students during COVID-19 Emergency
Washington, DC (March 20, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, today expressed its absolute opposition to any proposal in COVID-19 emergency legislation, or any other legislative or regulatory action, that would undermine the rights of blind students and other students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other applicable laws during the crisis.
Getty Images Partners with the National Federation of the Blind and Tactile Images to Deliver 25 Million Images to the World's Blind Population
January 6, 2021 – Chatham, NY - Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and the National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights and membership organization of the blind, have partnered with Tactile Images to deliver more than 25 million images to the world's blind population at museums, science centers, libraries, schools, and government agencies.
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”:
Baltimore, Maryland (May 6, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal education of the blind, today announced the finalists for its annual scholarship program, which provides financial assistance and connects students with mentoring and other resources.
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.
Baltimore, Maryland (May 29, 2020): Kaleigh Brendle, a blind advanced-placement (AP) high school student from New Jersey, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for the equal education of the blind, have resolved their dispute with the College Board over its administration of the advanced placement examinations to blind and deafblind students during the coronavirus pandemic.
National Federation of the Blind Names Adrienne Shoemaker 2019 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students
Las Vegas, Nevada (July 9, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind has presented its annual Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award to Adrienne Shoemaker of Concord, New Hampshire. Ms. Shoemaker, a teacher of blind students for ten years, is currently the only teacher of blind and low-vision students in the Concord public school system.
Washington, DC (July 8, 2020): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will participate in a dialogue with National Federation of the Blind President Mark Riccobono as part of the eightieth National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 2:35 p.m. EDT with thousands of blind people from America and around the world listening and viewing via Zoom conference.
Boston, Massachusetts (July 20, 2015): The Container Store Group, Inc., which promotes its founders’ belief in “conscious capitalism”-the notion that a business should focus on a purpose beyond profit-is alleged in a class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court of Massachusetts (Case No.