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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.

Maryland Voters Sue to Protect Secret Ballots

Baltimore (August 1, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind, its Maryland affiliate, and three blind registered Maryland voters – Marie Cobb, Ruth Sager, and Joel Zimba – are suing the Maryland State Board of Elections.

National Federation of the Blind and American Council of the Blind File Discrimination Suit Against Arizona State University

Baltimore, Maryland (June 25, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) filed suit today against Arizona State University (ASU) to prevent the university from deploying Amazon’s Kindle DX electronic reading device as a means of distributing electronic textbooks to its students because the device cannot be used by blind students.

UNO Introduces First Official Braille Deck

Oct. 1, 2019, El Segundo, Calif.—UNO®, the number one card game globally by Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), today announced the debut of UNO Braille, the first official UNO card deck featuring Braille. The new game will make game play widely accessible for the more than 7 million blind and low-vision Americans in the U.S.

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

US Navy Settles Discrimination Claim by Blind Employee

Washington, DC (February 28, 2019): Mary Carla Flood had worked for the United States Department of the Navy as an educational technician for only a day and a half when she was summarily fired. She had done nothing wrong, but human resources officials felt constrained by the results of her physical. That physical had revealed that she was legally blind, a fact that was obvious to the personnel who hired her on the spot at her job interview (Ms. Flood sometimes uses a white cane to navigate, and reads with reading glasses or uses large print).

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.