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Maryland Settles Discrimination Case by Blind Inmates for $1.4 Million

Annapolis, Maryland (June 5, 2019): Nine current and former Maryland prison inmates have settled their discrimination lawsuit, Brown v. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, for $1.4 million in damages and attorneys’ fees. The Maryland Board of Public Works has just approved the settlement payment.

IRS to Implement Process to Provide Accessible Tax Notices to the Blind

San Francisco (July 15, 2020): Today, as millions of taxpayers file their income tax returns, the IRS is announcing that it has agreed to develop and implement a process to allow blind taxpayers to request post-filing tax notices—such as notices about additional taxes or penalties owed—in Braille, large print, or electronic formats.

Blind Hoosiers File Lawsuit Against the Indiana Division of Family Resources

Indianapolis (August 6, 2019): Reviewing and selecting insurance and benefits are important processes that should be personal and private. For Christopher and Sarah Meyer, siblings who are blind, the print-only benefits communications they received from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), its Division of Family Resources (DFR), and their contractors not only forced them to rely on other people to intercept and read their private information, but caused them to lose their benefits.

3,000 Blind People Arrive in Dallas

Event:   National Federation of the Blind Annual National Convention

Dates:   July 3–8, 2010

Place:   Hilton Anatole Hotel
           2201 Stemmons Freeway
           Dallas, Texas 75207

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Blind Employee Sues Beacon Health Options

Cambridge, Massachusetts (October 31, 2019): Amy Ruell, a blind licensed independent clinical social worker, is suing her employer, Beacon Health Options, because inaccessible software and online resources that it uses prevent her from doing critical parts of her job independently.