National Federation of the Blind Comments on Senator Harkin Report “High Expectations: Transforming the American Workforce as the ADA Generation Comes of Age”
Baltimore, Maryland (November 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that it will be hosting an Election Day hotline that blind voters, poll workers, and voting rights advocates can call if problems arise with accessible voting technology or if other
Baltimore, Maryland (May 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, today commended Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) who led a bipartisan group of twenty-six senators in sending a letter to Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, regarding improving access to Braille instruction for blind students.
National Federation of the Blind to Host Conference on Quiet Cars and Pedestrian Safety: Problems and Perspectives
BALTIMORE, MD, (October 31, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest consumer organization of the blind, will hold a conference entitled “Quiet Cars and Pedestrian Safety: Problems and Perspectives” on Saturday, November 4. The conference will be held at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
Los Angeles, California (April 21, 2009): The Reading Rights Coalition will participate in the LA Times Festival of Books to educate authors about the need to enable text-to-speech for books available for Amazon’s Kindle 2 reading device.
Washington, DC (June 24, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today applauded a vote by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch to increase funding for the Talking Book program operated by the Library of Congress.
Baltimore, Maryland (November 3, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Terry Bradshaw, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and current football analyst and co-host of FOX NFL Sunday, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille lit
Baltimore, Maryland (April 9, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE®—its free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and TV listings—delivered a record-setting three million minutes
Baltimore, Maryland (August 16, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind’s Blind Driver Challenge—an innovative effort to create a nonvisual interface that empowers a blind person to operate an automobile—received the 2010 Application of the Year Award at the National Instruments Graphical System Design Achievement Awards ceremony held during the NIWeek annual conference in Austin, Texas.&nb
Baltimore, Maryland (December 5, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind today launched the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program. Beginning in 2008, the National Federation of the Blind will present cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.