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National Federation of the Blind press releases

National Federation of the Blind Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

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).

National Federation of the Blind Urges Boycott of Goodwill Industries

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.

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.

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

National Federation of the Blind to Hold Symposium on Disability Law

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