NFB in the News

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.

Don’t stall accessibility: Senate Bill 915 will bring AVs to a halt for Californians, Los Angeles Daily News, April 8, 2024

Voting while Blind: Absentee Process Means Visually Impaired Alabamians Can't Vote PrivatelyWVUA 23, March 4, 2024

The CoMo Chapter of National Federation of the Blind Celebrates their 50th Anniversary, Clear 99, February 28, 2024

Medical devices with screens aren’t accessible to the blind. Congress has chance to change that, STAT, February 5, 2024.

Stanton sponsors bill for self-driving cars to stop discrimination against people with disabilities, AZ Central, February 1, 2024

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

Interview: This blind historian has set out to share the history of Colorado’s visually impaired communities, CPR News, August 21, 2023

United Just Became the First U.S. Carrier to Add This Helpful Signage in Its Airplanes, AFAR, July 31, 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 StudentsGladstone Dispatch, August 8, 2022

Latta, Dingell Shift into Drive the Bipartisan Autonomous Vehicle CaucusCongressman Bob Latta (R-OH-5), August 8, 2022

Valley City Native Earns Prestigious NFB Scholarship,, 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,, November 9, 2021

South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announces $550,500 in New Community Grants,, 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
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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,, 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", September 5, 2019

"Blind Voters Sue Maryland Board of Elections, Alleging Discrimination at Ballot Box"
Baltimore Sun, August 2, 2019

"A Group of Blind Inmates Just Won a Big Settlement from Maryland. But What They Lost Has Left One ‘Always Scared, Always Watching My Back.’"
Washington Post, June 12, 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