Military Space Available Accommodation Expanded to More Veterans with Disabilities

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Monday, August 20, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 20, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind commented today on the inclusion of language expanding eligibility for the Space Available program in the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act that was recently signed into law by President Donald J. Trump.

National Federation of the Blind Partners with Rice Krispies Treats to Create Braille "Love Notes" for Blind Children

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 7, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats to create accessible "Love Notes" so parents can share messages of love and encouragement with blind children in their lunchboxes. The "Love Notes" are an accessible version of the writable wrapper on Rice Krispies Treats.

National Federation of the Blind Recognizes Thirty Outstanding Blind Students

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Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (August 2, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships, which were awarded at the organization's recent national convention in Orlando.

Blind Woman Sues California Hospital for Employment Discrimination

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
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San Francisco, California (July 26, 2018): Alina Sorling worked for ten years as a food service technician at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California until she went blind from an illness. After successful rehabilitation in which she learned to manage her home and perform the duties of her job as a blind person, she sought reasonable accommodations from her employer to return to work. Instead, she was fired.

Blind Students from Across the Nation Come to Baltimore for Hands-on Engineering Program

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 24, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will welcome thirty blind high school students to its Baltimore headquarters next week for a summer engineering program called NFB EQ ("Engineering Quotient"). NFB EQ will be a jam-packed week of fun and learning.

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

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Monday, July 23, 2018
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Orlando, Florida (July 23, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and whose work advances the ultimate goal of helping transform their dreams into reality.

National Federation of the Blind Files Discrimination Complaint with MCAD

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Boston (July 18, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Epic Systems Corporation.

Greyhound Website and Mobile App to Become More Accessible to Blind Users

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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San Francisco (July 17, 2018): Greyhound has committed to make its website (www.greyhound.com) and mobile apps more accessible to blind passengers who use screen-reader software to access these services.

Express Employment Professionals Makes Testing Accessible to Blind Job Seekers

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (July 11, 2018): Express Employment Professionals, a leading national staffing company, has committed to ensuring that its employee testing solutions can be used by blind and low-vision job seekers and employees.

3,000 Blind Americans Gather for Convention

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Friday, June 29, 2018
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MEDIA ADVISORY

Orlando, Florida (June 29, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind will gather in Orlando beginning on July 3 for the last of six consecutive annual conventions in the city. Local media and residents who have not yet experienced a National Federation of the Blind convention are cordially invited to attend. Those seeking press access should contact Chris Danielsen by emailing cdanielsen@nfb.org or calling 410-262-1281.

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