The National Federation of the Blind is regularly featured in a variety of news outlets at both the national and local levels. Our leaders and members are often sought after to provide insight and expertise in areas such as accessibility, disability rights, Braille and other blindness skills, and living successfully with blindness.
A selection of recent news articles and other media in which the NFB has been featured is below. Please note that without a subscription some sites have monthly article limits.
Blind pair from Tidewater complete celebratory skydive, WTKR 3, October 30, 2023
Why do some voting advocates fight equal access for the blind?, The Hill, October 27, 2023
Pit Stop Party at Kirkwood Library: NHL Referee Dan O’Rourke Bikes Route 66 for Braille Literacy Fundraising, Webster-Kirkwood Times, September 11, 2023
Big toymakers introduce more accessible toys hoping to engage more kids, NPR, September 8, 2023
Airlines tried to stop fake service animals. It kept blind people off flights., The Washington Post, August 28, 2023
Why NHL referee Dan O’Rourke is biking more than 2,700 miles from Santa Monica to Chicago this summer, The Athletic, July 18, 2023
Guillory Presented National Educator of Blind Award, The Ruston Daily Leader, July 14, 2023
New Ohio Law Protects Disabled People's Parental Rights, NBC4 Columbus, January 6, 2023
Federation of the Blind Conference, TV20 Cleveland, November 22, 2022
Disabled Shoppers Struggle With Inaccessible Self-Checkouts, The Wall Street Journal, November 21, 2022
BANA to Hold 2022 Fall Meeting November 14-16 in Baltimore, MD, Braille Authority of North America, October 2022
Advocate wants to discuss parental rights for the blind at convention, Spectrum News 1 Cleveland, October 27, 2022
Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind works to ensure that every vote counts, The Baltimore Sun, October 25, 2022
Technology helps UB law student fulfill dream inspired by her father, UBNow, August 12, 2022
Governor Parson Signs Legislation That Will Improve Education for Blind Students, Gladstone Dispatch, August 8, 2022
Latta, Dingell Shift into Drive the Bipartisan Autonomous Vehicle Caucus, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-5), August 8, 2022
Valley City Native Earns Prestigious NFB Scholarship, NewsDakota.com, July 28, 2022
Old City Hall to shine purple for 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 10 Tampa Bay, July 26, 2022
She fought on behalf of her blind son. Now BUSD will make online learning tools more accessible, Berkeleyside, July 21, 2022
UNC Health settles with blind patients who accused medical system of violating their rights, The Charlotte Observer, July 14, 2022
Tech partnership helps ‘narrow gap’ for blind students, Louisiana Tech University, July 7, 2022
USPS to send free, accessible at-home COVID tests to people who are blind or low-vision, GBH Boston, June 24, 2022
'I am not my blindness': What the blind community wishes you knew, USA TODAY, November 17, 2021
Believe You Can: NFB’s Keystone Chapter draws talent from as far away as Nashville and Vancouver,
Generocity.org, November 9, 2021
South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces $550,500 in New Community Grants, SOuthBmOre.com, October 27, 2021
National Blindness Awareness Month: Legally blind man spreads positivity, advocates for others, Spectrum News 1, Cleveland, Oct. 25, 2021
Cumberland Recognizes White Cane Awareness Day, WCBC am 1270, October 15, 2021
Area residents advocate for safer 'walkability' in Cumberland, Cumberland Times-News, October 14, 2021
NY Reaches Agreement With DOJ Over Vaccine Access for Blind People, Kaiser Health News, October 8, 2021
McDonald’s Starts Making Self-Service Easier for Blind Diners, The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2021
Maryland settles lawsuit over machines used by blind voters, The Baltimore Sun, September 1, 2021
Virginia agrees to absentee ballot option for blind voters, Associated Press, April 21, 2021
800HP Chevy Corvette to Assist Blind Racer Attempting 210-MPH Record This Year, autoevolution, April 14, 2021, by Aurel Niculescu
Blind racer gets Cruise support, but he'll drive
Automotive News, April 12, 2021
Opinion: Will the education of blind children be setback 15 years?
What's Up Newp, April 12, 2021, Grace Pires on behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind of Rhode Island
Balky sign-ups complicate virus vaccinations for blind, deaf, AP News, March 27, 2021
Letters: KC Readers discuss Mark Twain’s wisdom, access for the blind, Washington reform, The Kansas City Star, March 23, 2021, Daniel Garcia, opinion contributor
Blind Americans face roadblocks booking online vaccine appointments, NBC News, March 13, 2021
Calls for inclusion and accessibility for SC’s blind community, Live 5 News (WCSC), February 25, 2021
Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind, Kaiser Health News, February 25, 2021
Don't exclude the blind from the benefits of AV technology, The Hill, February 17, 2021, Mark Riccobono, opinion contributor
Sen. DiPalma and Rep. Cortvriend introduce legislation that protects families with parents that have disabilities, What's Up Newp (WUN), February 16, 2021
Disability Rights Groups Seek Equal Access to Ballot through Voting Machine Bill, Lawsuit, Maryland Matters, February 2, 2021
New Partnership Lets the Blind Experience Pictures Through Touch, Associations Now Magazine, January 29, 2021
COVID Bill Could Finally Fix Wage Discrimination for People With Disabilities, The Daily Beast, January 26, 2021
Reporter's Notebook: A Walk on White Cane Day, WHRO.com, October 14, 2020
Nevada Must Improve Blind People’s Access to Government Websites, Nevada Current, October 14, 2020
Blind and Disabled Iowans Should Not Have to Risk Their Lives to Vote, De Moines Register, September 27, 2020
U.S. Agency Urges End To Below-Minimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities, NPR, September 17, 2020
Preserving Blind Coloradans’ History: Records Going Back More Than a Century Are Being Digitized, Englewood Herald, September 14, 2020
Blind People Are Suing Over Their Voting Options: In Virginia, Their Action Brought Results, Washington Post, September 1, 2020
Netflix's New Playback Speed Settings Are an Accessibility Win, Period, Mashable, August 2, 2020
Advocates for Blind Sue States for Mail-In Ballot Discrimination, Bloomberg Law, July 31, 2020
30 Years after the ADA, Access to Voting for People with Disabilities Is Still an Issue, USA Today, July 28, 2020
NAMA Announces 2020 Industry Person Of The Year: Nicky Gacos, Owner, Colorado Café Associates, NAMA Website, June 29, 2020
Blind Voters Say Secretary of State Broke Promise about Accessible Absentee Ballots, Detroit Free Press, June 29, 2020
Blind Voters Fear Loss of Privacy with Shift to Mail Voting, Associated Press, June 14, 2020
COVID-19 Leaves Blind Students Even Further Behind, ILLINOIS NEWSROOM, May 4, 2020
Minneapolis-Based BLIND Inc. Teaches Life Skills and the Joy of Independence, Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 4, 2020
Stranded: Blind Passengers Say Some Ride Share Drivers Still Refuse to Pick Them Up, NBC4 Washington, March 2, 2020
Blind Runner Set to Run Her First Ultra Marathon, Get Out There Magazine, February 5, 2020
"Bill Aims to Give Same Higher Ed Tech Access to All Students"
GOVERNING, December 10, 2019
"How to Teach a Child Braille"
New York Times Magazine, November 26, 2019
"Mattel Releases a Braille Version of UNO"
CNN, October 1, 2019
"Why Much of the Internet is Closed Off to Blind People"
BBC News, September 28, 2019
"Disability Rights Groups Join Challenge to 'Public Charge' Rule"
The Hill, September 11, 2019
"Can a Blind Juror Serve in Massachusetts? Massachusetts SJC to Hear Case"
MassLive.com, September 5, 2019
"Blind Voters Sue Maryland Board of Elections, Alleging Discrimination at Ballot Box"
Baltimore Sun, August 2, 2019
"Different Ways to Show Paintings, Photos to Blind People"
Associated Press, June 4, 2019
"ADA Lawsuit Prompts Institutional Change, Draws More Students"
Inside Higher Ed, May 22, 2019
"Lego Is Making Braille Bricks. They May Give Blind Literacy a Needed Lift."
New York Times, April 27, 2019
"Trump’s Budget Is Full of Cuts Aimed at People With Disabilities"
New York Times, April 17, 2019
"Toyota PAVEs way at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show"
Driving the Nation, January 17, 2019
"Adding Braille Stickers To Kellogg's Treats: How To Feel The Heart Of Lunch"
Forbes, January 9, 2019