National Federation of the Blind and Disability Rights North Carolina Sue UNC Health Care and Nash UNC Health Care

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Monday, December 3, 2018
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Raleigh, North Carolina (December 3, 2018): The UNC Health Care System, Nash UNC Health Care, and contractors systematically discriminate against blind patients in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a lawsuit filed today.

Walmart Sued by Blind Maryland Residents over Self-Service Checkout Kiosks

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Friday, October 26, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (October 26, 2018): When Cynthia Morales and her boyfriend Linwood Boyd, who are both blind, made a routine trip to a Walmart in Owings Mills in late July of 2017, they didn’t expect to have to get the police involved.

National Federation of the Blind Sues US AbilityOne Commission

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2018): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind Americans, filed suit today against the US AbilityOne Commission, which oversees a federal program that is supposed to advance work opportunities for the blind and other Americans with disabilities.

US House of Representatives Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Washington, DC (September 25, 2018): The United States House of Representatives has passed the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559), which makes modest changes to copyright law that will bring the United States into compliance with the terms of the Marrakesh Treaty.

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.

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