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.
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National Federation of the Blind Files Motion in Federal Court to Hold Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in Contempt for Violating Agreement with the Blind
(Southfield, Michigan) – Plaintiffs Michael Powell, Fred Wurtzel, and the National Federation of the Blind have asked a Federal Court to hold Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in contempt of Court.
Washington, DC (September 15, 2015): Seven leading organizations comprised of Americans with disabilities announced today that they are calling for reform of the AbilityOne Program and set forth seven principles for overhaul of the program, which affects tens of thousands of American workers with disabilities.
National Federation of the Blind Applauds Introduction of Greater Access and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology (GAIN) Act
Baltimore, Maryland (July 31, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, today applauded the introduction of the Greater Access and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology (GAIN) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3929) in the House of Representatives.
Detroit (July 16, 2020): Maryann Murad, a blind Michigan resident, and the National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, have reached an agreement with Amazon.com resolving the employment discrimination lawsuit they brought in September of 2019.
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.
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.
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,
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.