Government Affairs


Washington Seminar 

Federal Legislation

Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HE) Act

Equal Access to Air Travel for Service-Disabled Veterans 

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled

Model State Legislation

Model Accessible State Voting Bill

Model State Braille Literacy Bill

Model Parental Rights Bill

Model State Randolph-Sheppard Law

Model White Cane Law

Federal Regulations

FCC’s Public Notice on the Coalition of E-reader Manufacturer’s Petition for Extension of Class Waiver of Commission’s Rules for Access to Advanced Communications Services and Equipment by People with Disabilities

NFB’s opposition to the waiver extension, submitted on 10/27/2014

DOJ’s Document explaining the agency’s decision to push back the release of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the ADA accessibility guidelines to cover websites 

FCC’s Public Notice on Comment and Reply Comment Dates for the Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Text-to-911 Proceeding 

Department of Education’s Dear Colleague letter regarding instruction in Braille under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

DOT’s most recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles under the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

DOT’s Final Rule on Accessibility of Web Sites and Automated Kiosks at U.S. Airports 


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADA Publications and Resources

Copyright Exemption Amendments

Free Matter Mailing Regulations

IDEA Reauthorization, 2004

IDEA Regulations

States with Braille Literacy Laws

The Randolph-Sheppard Act

The Randolph-Sheppard Regulations

The Rehabilitation Act

Vocational Rehabilitation Regulations 

Separate agencies for the blind

Federal Program Announcements

Check this section for information on federal programs such as:

Information on SSA's Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) Pilot Program

Information on Substantial Gainful Activity