NFB of MA and Sidecar, Inc. to Collaborate on Accessibility Enhancements to Sidecar Apps for iOS and Android

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts (January 8, 2014): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFB of MA), an affiliate of the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America, along with two of its members, Mika Pyyhkala and Kia Yang, are working with ride-sharing application developer Sidecar Tech

LevelUp Now Fully Accessible to Blind Smartphone Users

Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts (January 8, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts (NFBMA) and its president, Mr. Mika Pyyhkala, worked with Boston-based SCVNGR, Inc. to make SCVNGR’s mobile payment application, LevelUp, fully accessible to smartphone users who are blind or have low vision.

Two Blind Hikers to Blaze Maryland's Appalachian Trail

Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland (July 11, 2012): Lou Ann Blake and Maurice Peret are hiking the forty-one miles of the Appalachian Trail that traverse Frederick and Washington Counties in Maryland.  The husband-and-wife hikers, who are residents of Baltimore City, are blind.

National Federation of the Blind of California Opposes S.B. 1186

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sacramento, California (June 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind of California, the state’s leading organization advocating for the rights of blind persons, today expressed its strong opposition to S.

Blind Spearhead Rally to Save Downtown Des Moines Post Office

Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa (May 8, 2012): The Des Moines chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) will once again spearhead and sponsor a rally to save the downtown Des Moines Capitol Square Post Office.  The rally will be held on Monday, May 14, inside the Capitol Square Building, first floor atrium, from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

NFB-NEWSLINE® celebrates the Sioux City Journal as Accessible Newspaper for the Blind

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa (May 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI) announced today that on May 8, NFB-NEWSLINE® and the Sioux City Journal will host an open house at the Sioux City Public Library, held from 10:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.

Governor John Baldacci and U.S. Representative Tom Allen to Speak at the National Federation of the Blind of Maine’s Annual Convention

Release Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2006

Auburn, Maine (September 22, 2006): The National Federation of the Blind of Maine, an affiliate of the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the country, the National Federation of the Blind, will hold its annual convention on Saturday, September 30, 2006.  The convention will take place at the Firesid

Happy Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind to Present Seminar on Education of Blind Students at Penn State

Release Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2006

University Park, Pennsylvania (September 29, 2006): In support of Meet the Blind Month, the Happy Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania is presenting a seminar titled, Teaching Science to Blind and Visually Impaired Students on October 28.  The free seminar serves to educate teac

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