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Blind Woman Files Employment Discrimination Suit against Amazon.com

Detroit (September 3, 2019): Maryann Murad, a blind Howell resident, and the National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, have filed suit in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Amazon.com for employment discrimination.

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

Blind Intelligence Analyst Sues FBI and Department of Justice

Washington, DC (November 19, 2019): Joe Orozco, a blind intelligence analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 2012, is suing the FBI and the United States Department of Justice for violating his civil rights under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

National Federation of the Blind Honors Senator Grassley

Washington, DC (January 29, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind presented Senator Charles E. “Chuck” Grassley with its Distinguished Legislator Award. The award was presented to Senator Grassley on January 28 as part of the opening ceremony of the annual Washington Seminar, during which our members from across the country visit with their members of Congress to advise them of the legislative and policy concerns of blind Americans.

Blind and Deafblind Students Set to Take Advanced Placement Tests File Civil Rights Complaint Against College Board

Baltimore, Maryland (May 11, 2020): Five blind high school students and the National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal education of the blind, have filed a complaint against the College Board with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on behalf of themselves and all other blind and deafblind students who are registered to take the May 2020 advanced placement (AP) tests from the College Board.