Baltimore, Maryland (November 25, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), a pioneer in providing STEM-related educational opportunities for blind youth, announced today that a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow the NFB to continue to develop and expand the programs of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS).
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National Federation of the Blind press releases
Baltimore, Maryland (January 15, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States with over 50,000 members, including many deaf-blind individuals, commented today on the state-sanctioned death by lethal injection of deaf twins in Belgium.
Baltimore, Maryland (June 7, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), one of the oldest and largest organizations of Americans with disabilities, today called for a boycott of Goodwill Industries International, Inc., the nonprofit manufacturer and retailer, for its payment of subminimum wages to many of its workers with disabilities.
Atlanta, Georgia (March 1, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Rep. John Lewis (GA-5) will march in the 2007 National Federation of the Blind March for Independence. The march will take place in Atlanta on July 3, 2007, as part of the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind.
Mutual of America Foundation Recognizes National Federation of the Blind as Merit Finalist Award Winner
Baltimore, Maryland (March 16, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, will be recognized as a Merit Finalist Award Winner for 2008 by Mutual of America Foundation at a Community Partnership Award Luncheon on Wednesday, March 18. The luncheon will be held at the National Federation of the Blind headquarters in Baltimore.
Dallas, Texas (April 15, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) will serve as honorary chairman of the NFB’s second annual March for Independence. The March for Independence—A Walk for Opportunity will take place on the morning of Wednesday,
Baltimore, Maryland (October 6, 2008): In the wake of a successful nationwide action against the Miramax film Blindness, which consisted of seventy-two protests in front of cinemas showing the film in thirty-seven states, the National Federation of the Blind today urged Miramax and its parent company, the Walt D
Federal Judge Orders the National Conference of Bar Examiners to Provide Individualized Testing Accommodations to Blind Law School Graduate
San Francisco, California (February 5, 2010): A federal court has ruled that the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) will cause a blind law school graduate irreparable harm unless it provides her the technology-based testing accommodations she needs to take two exams required to become a member of
National Federation of the Blind to Debut Car That Can Be Driven Independently by the Blind at Rolex 24
Daytona Beach, Florida (July 2, 2010): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) announced today that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently. The vehicle is scheduled to be demonstrated to the public a
Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2007): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute will gather leading scholars and practitioners in the field of disability law at a symposium to be held April 10–11, 2008. The symposium, “Disability Law: From tenBroek to the Twenty-first Century,” will examine the current status of both American and international disability law and will act