The National Federation of the Blind is the largest organization of blind and low-vision people in the United States. The organization consists of affiliates and local chapters in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. By providing public education about blindness, information and referral services, scholarships, literature and materials about blindness, specialized aids and appliances, adaptive equipment, and support for blind people and their families, the members of the National Federation of the Blind strive to spread the word that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on equal terms with their sighted peers. Together with love, hope, and determination, we transform dreams into reality.
Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for access to education and information by blind Americans, commented today on the landmark decision issued by The Honorable Judge Denny Chin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissing a lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild against Google, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland (November 6, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today expressed severe disappointment in the Department of Transportation (DOT) for its final rule purporting to extend Air Carrier Access Act requirements to airline Web sites and automated kiosks. The long-awaited rule, released November 4 on DOT’s Web
Burlington, Iowa (November 4, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind, which has led the fight for the equality of blind Americans for over seventy years, today commented on the landmark case of Aaron Cannon and Davenport Civil Rights Commission v.
Baltimore, Maryland (October 31, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, announced that it will hold a public awareness event today regarding Goodwill Industries International’s payment of wages as low as pennies per hour to workers with disabilities. Members of the NFB will deliver copies of a recent
Baltimore, Maryland (October 2, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today mourns the death of Dr. Abraham Nemeth, the scientist who invented the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation and was a lifelong champion of Braille.
Baltimore, Maryland (September 30, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commented on a September 26 report submitted by Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).
Wendover, Utah (August 27, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today congratulated Dan Parker, who yesterday became the second blind man to publicly operate a vehicle independently and the first blind man to race at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Wendover, Utah (August 21, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today announced its sponsorship of the first attempt by a blind driver to independently race a motorcycle on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.
For more information about the National Federation of the Blind and its programs contact:
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Telephone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2330
Cell phone: (410) 262-1281
Fax: (410) 685-5653
E-mail: [email protected]