National Federation of the Blind Names Kathy Nimmer 2016 Blind Educator of the Year

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (July 2, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Kathy Nimmer, a teacher at William Henry Harrison High School  in West Lafayette, Indiana, as its 2016 Blind Educator of the Year. Kathy was presented with the award at the NFB’s seventy-sixth annual national convention, held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

HathiTrust at U-M, NFB to Make 14M+ Books Accessible to Blind and Print-Disabled Users

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Ann Arbor, Michigan (June 29, 2016): More than fourteen million digital books will soon be made available to blind and print-disabled users, thanks to a new collaboration involving the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the HathiTrust Digital Library, a digital repository hosted at the University of Michigan.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Orlando

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Monday, June 27, 2016
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Orlando, Florida (June 27, 2016)

Event:             National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:             June 30–July 5, 2016

Place:             Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819

National Federation of the Blind Announces 2016 Scholarship Program Finalists

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 22, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2016 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The students are listed below in alphabetical order

National Federation of the Blind Conducts Engineering Program for Blind Students

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 21, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, under the auspices of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science, will conduct the first of two summer engineering programs for blind high school students here this week.

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

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