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2014-04-15 12:30:35

Federation Members to Protest College's Actions MAYS LANDING, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, and its New Jersey affiliate, will hold a protest at the Mays Landing campus of Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) on Thursday, April 17, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Blind people from New Jersey and surrounding areas are gathering to protest discrimination...

2014-04-02 16:20:55

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, and four blind people residing in California--Rick Boggs, Geraldine Croom, Rochelle Houston, and Tina Thomas --filed suit today (case number: 2:14-cv-02490) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against RideCharge, Inc. and three entities that manage taxicab fleets in Southern...

2014-03-18 23:33:23

GLeaM, brainchild of Dr. Sheena Iyengar, is revolutionizing leadership education by using new web, mobile, and cloud technology developed by RI enterprise software development company eSavV Technologies. Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Global Leadership Matrix (GLeaM) Program is the latest innovative initiative by Columbia Business School that is transforming the way leaders are educated about themselves and their organizations. Launched with the mission of delivering leadership...

2014-01-22 12:20:42

Regulations on Access to Kiosks Violate Federal Law, Organization Says WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, filed suit (case number:1:14-cv-00085) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia today against the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The suit challenges regulations, issued by the DOT under the Air Carrier Access Act...

2014-01-14 16:27:53

Window-Eyes Screen Reader Now Available for Free to Many Microsoft Office Users BALTIMORE, Jan.14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access to technology by the blind, today commended Microsoft Corporation and GW Micro for their announcement of a partnership that makes GW Micro's Window-Eyes screen reader available for free to users of Microsoft Office 2010 or higher. More details about this groundbreaking...

2014-01-08 16:20:11

BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Technologies, Inc. on an initiative that will enhance the accessibility of its applications for blind users. Sidecar's applications allow passengers to request rides from...

2013-12-10 08:29:57

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB has announced that veteran TV broadcaster and CNIB supporter Craig Oliver will take on the role of honourary board chair on the charity's national board of directors. Oliver's face and name are recognizable to all Canadians as he serves as CTV's chief political correspondent and was the previous host of CTV's long-running "Question Period". What many people don't know is that Oliver is legally blind as a result of glaucoma and has received...

2013-11-14 16:30:53

Decision Will Allow Access to Millions of Books by the Blind BALTIMORE, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for access to education and information by blind Americans, commented today on the landmark decision issued by The Honorable Judge Denny Chin, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing a lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild against Google, Inc. The Authors...

2013-11-06 12:21:39

BALTIMORE, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, today expressed severe disappointment in the Department of Transportation (DOT) for its final rule purporting to extend Air Carrier Access Act requirements to airline Web sites and automated kiosks. The long-awaited rule, released November 4 on DOT's Web site, gives air carriers an overly generous two years to make select portions...

2013-08-28 23:03:22

Homer “the Blind Wonder Cat” Cooper, subject of the internationally bestselling memoir died in his New York home last Wednesday of age related illness. His human companion, Gwen Cooper, was with him at the time and Homer was sixteen years old. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Homer “the Blind Wonder Cat” Cooper, subject of the internationally bestselling memoir died in his New York home last Wednesday of age-related illness. His human companion, author Gwen Cooper, was with...