Critical Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE® in Vermont

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Milton, Vermont (March 3, 2015):  Due to lack of funding, NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free service from the National Federation of the Blind that provides independent access by blind and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and TV

Parkville Woman to Receive Award from National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Parkville, Maryland (November 4, 2014): Heather Johnson, a Parkville resident and teacher at the Maryland School for the Blind, will receive the 2014 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award from the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland during its annual convention later this month.

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

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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.


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