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National Federation of the Blind Response to COVID-19

The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Guidance to state affiliates, local chapters, and affiliated training programs regarding this situation has been provided and we will continue to coordinate resources across the country.

Alabama Challenged in Court for Denying Accessible Absentee Voting Ballots to the Blind and People with Print Disabilities

MONTGOMERY – TODAY the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP), and Brown Goldstein & Levy, on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind of Alabama (NFB-AL) and individual Alabamians, filed litigation against the Alabama Secretary of State for denying voters who are blind or have print disabilities access to the state’s absentee ballot program in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act (RA). 

New Drupal Theme Honors Rachel Olivero

Rachel Olivero (1982-2019) was a dedicated member and leader of the nation’s blind, a well-known accessibility expert, and a friend to many. She tirelessly devoted herself to her role as head of the organizational technology group at the National Federation of the Blind, a position from which she leveraged her passion to change the understanding of accessibility everywhere she could by raising the competency of her peers, and challenging companies and organizations to stop making excuses and start building accessible from the beginning.

Blind Americans Encountering Discrimination by Restaurants and Other Services during COVID-19 Crisis

Baltimore, Maryland (April 3, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, today demanded that restaurants, banks, and other businesses, as well as drive-through COVID-19 testing facilities, provide equal service to blind customers as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, whether the blind customer is on foot or in a vehicle.

Jeopardy! Makes Online Test Accessible to the Blind

Baltimore, Maryland (October 12, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, today commended Jeopardy Productions and Sony Pictures Television for making the online test for the beloved gameshow Jeopardy! fully accessible to blind people who use screen reader technology to access websites and digital information.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds the Introduction of the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act in the House

Baltimore, Maryland (April 6, 2021): The National Federation of the Blind, the transformative advocacy organization of blind Americans, applauds the introduction of the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act (H.R. 2373) in the United States House of Representatives by Education and Labor Committee Chair Bobby Scott (D-VA-3) and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5).