National Federation of the Blind and Others Sue New York over Inaccessible Online Voter Registration for People with Disabilities

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
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New York (June 9, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind, the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, and individual plaintiffs who are blind, today sued the New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) over online voter registration that is inaccessible to people with disabilities.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Expands Feature Allowing Independent Job Searches for the Blind

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 7, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind has added USA JOBS to the job listings feature of NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free information service it provides, with support from state sponsors, for people who are blind and print disabled.

Groundbreaking Settlement to End Discrimination Against Blind Uber Riders Who Use Guide Dogs

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
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April 30, 2016 – Berkeley, California – In an unprecedented settlement announced today, Uber has agreed to take affirmative steps to prevent discrimination against blind riders who use guide dogs in its transportation network across the Un

National Federation of the Blind Condemns Delay of Web Accessibility Regulations

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Friday, April 29, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (April 29, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information and technology, today condemned the announcement by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will further delay issuing regulations und

Joint Statement from the National Federation of the Blind and MPAA in Support of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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WASHINGTON – National Federation of the Blind President Mark Riccobono and Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd today released the following joint statement calling for the quick ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Wo

National Federation of the Blind Praises Secretary Clinton’s Remarks on Employment of People with Disabilities

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 30, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind  commented today on recent remarks by Hillary Clinton in which she called for ending “the tiered minimum wages for … people with disabilities.”

National Federation of the Blind and Amazon Join Forces to Improve Accessible Reading Experiences for Blind and Low-Vision Students

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (March 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon announced today that they will be working together to increase selection, enhance accessibility, and improve reading experiences for blind students, including those who have low vision or who are deaf-blind.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Jury Verdict for Montgomery County Woman

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Monday, February 29, 2016
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Greenbelt, Maryland (February 29,2016): The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to employment and technology for the blind, today applauded a jury verdict reached in the matter of Yasmin Reyazuddin vs. Montgomery County (Civil Action No. 8:11-cv-00951-DKC) in federal district court Friday afternoon.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Transmission of Marrakesh Treaty for Ratification

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (February 10, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind today applauded President Obama's transmission of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled to the United States Senate for ratification, and urged the Senate to act immediately to ratify the treaty.

National Federation of the Blind and Disability Advocates Charge Federal Health Agency with Civil Rights Violations

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Springfield, Massachusetts (February 10, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and individual plaintiffs Juan Figueroa, Derek Manners, and Martti Mallinen announced the filing of a major federal lawsuit today in US District Court, District of Massachusetts, Western Division.

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