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2014-08-21 23:03:28

NFB member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, will attempt a motorcycle speed record on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Wendover, Utah (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind today announced that member Dan Parker, who was blinded in a drag-racing accident in 2012, will attempt a motorcycle speed record on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats as part of this year’s Bonneville...

2014-08-05 23:00:15

The event will provide day-long training for accessibility coordinators, web developers, and anyone implementing web accessibility. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Maryland Department of Disabilities Technology Assistance Program will co-host Web Accessibility Training Day on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. During the morning sessions of this all-day event, representatives from a range of different governmental, educational, and...

2014-07-07 23:00:19

At its just concluded national convention, the NFB adopted a resolution urging the Obama administration to issue regulations requiring websites that are public accommodations to be accessible to the blind. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to the Internet for blind people, today announced that it has unanimously adopted a resolution at its national convention urging the Obama administration...

2014-06-26 23:05:00

Echo-Sense CheckMates glasses help Dr. Michael Arbitman, of imUNEEK, to see greater independence. Florida Reading & Vision Technology, Inc. will feature CheckMates at upcoming National Federation of the Blind National Convention in Orlando, FL - July 2-5, 2014. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Echo-Sense, Inc. has recently introduced a fascinating product designed to allow family members, friends and colleagues of people who are blind and visually impaired to offer assistance...

2014-05-15 12:42:53

RESTON, Va., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover Technologies, LLC, a Reston, Virginia IT services and software company, announced today that the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has chosen the Discover 508 for SharePoint solution to be used in conjunction with Microsoft's SharePoint Online service to provide a collaboration platform that is usable by all blind and low-vision SharePoint users. Discover 508 for SharePoint provides SharePoint workers with a new architecture that...

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...

2014-03-11 16:20:25

COLUMBUS, Ga., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today announced that one of its members, Dan Parker, an experienced racecar builder and driver who lost his sight as the result of a racing accident in 2012, will again independently operate a three-wheeled motorcycle with the help of a GPS system that gives him audible cues in order to help him maintain a straight course. Mr. Parker will drive his custom-built motorcycle on the runway...

2014-02-28 08:23:45

Senators Warren, Hatch Introduce Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON , Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, applauds Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for yesterday introducing the Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACH) Act (S. 2060). The TEACH...

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...


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