NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award

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Monday, January 22, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 22, 2018): Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, has received one of the inaugural Autos2050SM awards. The awards are being presented by the Auto Alliance and the Alliance for Transportation Innovation.

National Federation of the Blind Announces Winners of 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in celebration of World Braille Day, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.

Blind People Condemn Nepal’s Ban on Blind Everest Climbers

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (January 2, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the World Blind Union (WBU), which represent the United States and global blind communities respectively, today stated their opposition to a new ban on blind climbers participating in expeditions on Mount Everest, recently announced by the government of Nepal.

Sheltered Workshop and Honda of America Manufacturing Sued for Disability Discrimination

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Friday, December 15, 2017
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Today, Michael A. Denoewer, an individual with autism, filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against his former employer, U-CO Industries, a sheltered workshop located in Marysville, Ohio, and Honda of America Manufacturing (Honda), for which U-CO is a Tier 1 Supplier.

Organization Says Senate Tax Bill Disastrous for Education, Employment of Blind Americans

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (November 29, 2017): The National Federation of the Blind officially opposes the United States Senate’s current Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

The organization cites a probable dramatic increase in unemployment among blind Americans, which already approaches sixty percent, as the reason for its opposition.

Senators Warren and Hatch Introduce New Higher Education Legislation

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Friday, November 17, 2017
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Washington, DC (November 17, 2017): Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act, S. 2138.

National Federation of the Blind and Automakers Host Conference on the Promise of Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Baltimore, MD – Yesterday the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (“Auto Alliance”) hosted a conference titled “The Promise: Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community”. The event was hosted at NFB’s Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.  

Expedia Unveils Enhancements in Website Accessibility

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Bellevue, Wash., October 19, 2017 – Expedia today announced details around site enhancements as part of an ongoing relationship with the National Federation of the Blind. It’s estimated more than 48.9 million people live with disabilities in the US1, including more than 7 million with a visual disability2.

Blind School Board Member Has Settled With School District

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 18, 2017): A blind man's litigation against a California school district on whose governing board he serves has been resolved by agreement of the parties.

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