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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National Federation of the Blind Mourns Passing of Dr. Abraham Nemeth

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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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.  
 

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Senator Harkin Report “High Expectations: Transforming the American Workforce as the ADA Generation Comes of Age”

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Monday, September 30, 2013
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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).

National Federation of the Blind Comments on Gun Ownership by Blind Individuals

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2013): In recent days there has been much discussion about whether blind individuals should be permitted to own and/or carry firearms. 
 

National Federation of the Blind and Others Demand E-Reader Accessibility

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Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 5, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, announced today that it has submitted official comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in opposition to a petition

Dan Parker Completes Successful Run on Bonneville Salt Flats

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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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.

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