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National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 12, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented $50,000 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.

Celebrate Outstanding Blind Students

Baltimore, Maryland (July 14, 2021): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal education of the blind, announced the winners of its annual scholarships at its virtual convention banquet on July 10.

Maryland Voters Sue to Protect Secret Ballots

Baltimore (August 1, 2019): The National Federation of the Blind, its Maryland affiliate, and three blind registered Maryland voters – Marie Cobb, Ruth Sager, and Joel Zimba – are suing the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Lawsuit Alleges Paper Vote-By-Mail Ballots Keep Blind Texans from Voting

AUSTIN—Texas’s reliance on exclusively paper vote-by-mail ballots keeps blind Texans and other Texans with disabilities who require accessible ballots from participation in mail-in voting, according to a lawsuit filed today against the Texas Secretary of State, Ruth Hughs, on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind of Texas, The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, and three individual plaintiffs.

National Federation of the Blind and American Council of the Blind File Discrimination Suit Against Arizona State University

Baltimore, Maryland (June 25, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) filed suit today against Arizona State University (ASU) to prevent the university from deploying Amazon’s Kindle DX electronic reading device as a means of distributing electronic textbooks to its students because the device cannot be used by blind students.

UNO Introduces First Official Braille Deck

Oct. 1, 2019, El Segundo, Calif.—UNO®, the number one card game globally by Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), today announced the debut of UNO Braille, the first official UNO card deck featuring Braille. The new game will make game play widely accessible for the more than 7 million blind and low-vision Americans in the U.S.

National Federation of the Blind and Pearson Announce Agreement to Promote Equal Access to Education

Baltimore, Maryland (October 6, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for the equal education and employment of the blind, and Pearson, the world’s learning company, have announced a formal agreement to enhance the accessibility of Pearson’s educational products and courses, deepen Pearson’s culture of accessibility, and accelerate the effectiveness of Pearson’s accessibility efforts broadly.