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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.

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.

Bexar County Residents with Disabilities Sue for Accessible Mail-In Ballots

San Antonio – Larry Johnson is a resident of San Antonio and a registered voter in Bexar County. He is also totally blind. Since he is eligible to vote absentee in the state of Texas due to his disability, he has done so in the past, but he has had to have a sighted person help him fill out his ballot, compromising its rightful secrecy.

Blind Man Drives Car Independently

Daytona Beach, Florida (January 29, 2011): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the nation, announced today that for the first time a blind individual has driven a street vehicle in public without the assistance of a sighted person.  Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive who directs technology, research, and education programs fo

National Federation of the Blind Demands that Policymakers Protect and Assist Blind Students during COVID-19 Emergency

Washington, DC (March 20, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, today expressed its absolute opposition to any proposal in COVID-19 emergency legislation, or any other legislative or regulatory action, that would undermine the rights of blind students and other students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other applicable laws during the crisis.