Press Room

Below please find the latest press releases and media advisories issued by the National Federation of the Blind. For more information, or to request an interview with one of our experts, please contact Chris Danielsen, director of public relations, at 410-659-9314 extension 2330 (office), 410-262-1281 (mobile), or cdanielsen@nfb.org.

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Three Workers with Disabilities Previously Paid Subminimum Wages Sue Roppe Industries for Employment Discrimination

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Columbus, Ohio (December 18, 2018): Three long-time employees of Seneca Re-Ad, a workshop in Fostoria that acts as the Sampling Division for the manufacturer Roppe Corporation, are hoping to gain an equal chance to do their jobs and access the same advancement, pay, and benefit opportunities as other Roppe workers.

National Federation of the Blind Comments on UN Designation of World Braille Day

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Monday, December 17, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (December 17, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind issued the following statement on today’s passage by the United Nations of a resolution designating January 4 of each year as World Braille Day:

National Federation of the Blind and Disability Rights North Carolina Sue UNC Health Care and Nash UNC Health Care

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Monday, December 3, 2018
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Raleigh, North Carolina (December 3, 2018): The UNC Health Care System, Nash UNC Health Care, and contractors systematically discriminate against blind patients in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a lawsuit filed today.

Alameda County Will Make Voting More Accessible to the Blind

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Oakland, California (November 2, 2018): Alameda County has agreed to take necessary and timely steps to provide equal opportunity for participation by blind voters in the county’s voting program. The agreement resolves complaints by three blind voters who live in the county.

Walmart Sued by Blind Maryland Residents over Self-Service Checkout Kiosks

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Friday, October 26, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 26, 2018): When Cynthia Morales and her boyfriend Linwood Boyd, who are both blind, made a routine trip to a Walmart in Owings Mills in late July of 2017, they didn’t expect to have to get the police involved.

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