Media Page

Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the NFB has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. As a consumer and advocacy organization, the NFB is considered the leading force in the blindness field today and is the Voice of the Nation's Blind.

NEW - Subscribe now to our national press release e-mail list!
Subscribe to NFB RSS Press Releases

National Federation of the Blind to Hold THE CANE EVENT

Release Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2009
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (March 30, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will host THE CANE EVENT on April 4, 2009, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Federal Hill. The event will celebrate the NFB’s Braille Readers are Leaders program. More than four hundred friends, colleagues, and blind people from across the nation are expected to attend.

Louis Braille Coin Will be Launched into Space

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (March 26, 2009): In a surprise announcement at the launch ceremony for the new Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, NASA announced that the new commemorative coin celebrating the life and work of the inventor of the reading code for the blind will fly on a future space shuttle mission. The announcement, by NASA Deputy Administrator for Educational Programs Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Celebrates Release of the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (March 26, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for Braille literacy, today celebrates the release of the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar. This historic commemorative coin, the first-ever U.S.

Governor Martin O’Malley to Serve as Honorary Co-chair of Braille Literacy Campaign

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (March 19, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will serve as an honorary co-chair of the NFB’s Braille literacy campaign.

Official launch ceremony for the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Category: 

WHAT:      Official launch ceremony for the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar

WHEN:      Thursday, March 26, 2009 (10:00-11:00 a.m.)
                Doors open to media starting at 8:00 a.m.

Mutual of America Foundation Recognizes National Federation of the Blind as Merit Finalist Award Winner

Release Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2009
Category: 

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.

Larry Shepherd to Serve as National Ambassador for Braille Literacy

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (March 3, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Larry Shepherd, executive director for the American Numismatic Association, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy.

National Federation of the Blind President to Deliver Keynote Address at Notre Dame’s Blindness Symposium

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (March 3, 2009): Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, will give the keynote address at the Notre Dame Disability Studies Forum’s blindness symposium. The symposium will be held at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

Release Date: 
Friday, February 27, 2009
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (February 27, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a coalition of eleven major automakers, will participate in the NFB’s third annual March for Independence.

LSAC Discriminates Against Blind Law School Applicants

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Category: 

Baltimore, Maryland (February 19, 2009): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people; its California affiliate; and a blind law school applicant, Deepa Goraya, are filing a lawsuit today against the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).

Pages