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Blind Employee Sues Los Angeles County for Discrimination

Los Angeles (May 16, 2019): For Sharon Watson, a blind licensed clinical social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health since 2004, it was bad enough that the county deployed software—the Integrated Behavioral Health Information System (“IBHIS”)—that wouldn’t work with her text-to-speech screen reader in 2014.

Blind Students and Advocates Resolve Dispute with College Board over AP Exams

Baltimore, Maryland (May 29, 2020): Kaleigh Brendle, a blind advanced-placement (AP) high school student from New Jersey, and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for the equal education of the blind, have resolved their dispute with the College Board over its administration of the advanced placement examinations to blind and deafblind students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaker Pelosi to Participate in National Federation of the Blind Convention

Washington, DC (July 8, 2020): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will participate in a dialogue with National Federation of the Blind President Mark Riccobono as part of the eightieth National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 2:35 p.m. EDT with thousands of blind people from America and around the world listening and viewing via Zoom conference.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $60,000

Baltimore, Maryland (July 12, 2021): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented sixty thousand dollars in cash awards to individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and whose work advances the goal of helping transform their dreams into reality.

Blind Taxpayers Sue the IRS

San Francisco (July 25, 2019): Berkeley businesswoman Karen Rose, who is blind, was about to throw away what she thought was junk mail when a friend noticed that it was from the IRS. It turned out to be a second notice that she owed nearly $25,000 in additional taxes. When she contacted the agency, she learned that she had also incurred an additional $1,500 in interest and penalties because she hadn’t responded to the first notice.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

Baltimore, Maryland (July 20, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has once again presented fifty thousand dollars in cash awards to individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and whose work advances the goal of helping transform their dreams into reality.