Latest National Federation of the Blind Stories

2010-07-02 06:21:00

NFB, Virginia Tech, and Grand-Am Form Historic Partnership to Advance Innovative Technology DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) announced today that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently.

2010-06-29 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with F+W Media, Inc., to provide rich, highly-formatted content on Blio.

2010-06-28 08:22:00

Expected to Be Largest Disability Conference This Year DALLAS, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by National Federation of the Blind: Event: National Federation of the Blind Annual National Convention Dates: July 3-8, 2010 Place: Hilton Anatole Hotel 2201 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207 Attention Editors: Groundbreaking Driving Technology for the Blind to Be Demonstrated In 2004 the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) issued the Blind Driver...

2010-05-19 12:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Automakers today announced their support of legislation aimed at maintaining the mobility and independence of the blind around ever-quieter autos, by requiring a vehicle sound to assist the blind in detecting nearby hybrid or electric autos.

2010-05-19 10:53:00

Urge Passage as Part of Motor Vehicle Safety Act BALTIMORE, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) announced today that they have agreed on proposed legislative language that will protect blind pedestrians and others from the danger posed by silent vehicle technology.

2010-05-06 11:05:00

The number of book titles accessible to people who are blind or dyslexic is small, even though audio versions of best-sellers fill store shelves and new technology fuels the popularity of digitized books.

2010-04-29 13:45:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa (NFBI), Iowa's largest consumer group of blind people, announced today that NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free, audible, newspaper-access service, will continue to operate through September 30, 2011.

2010-04-19 16:27:00

GREENBELT, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will present the new tactile learning book, Touch the Earth, on Monday, April 19, in the "NASA Village" tent at the Earth Day Celebration on the National Mall organized by the Earth Day Network.

2010-04-13 14:48:00

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez and Former Congressman Tony Coelho to be Keynote Speakers BALTIMORE, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will present the third Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 15-16, 2010, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore.

2010-03-25 14:56:00

Blackboard Learn Platform Brings Accessibility Enhancements for the Blind SAN DIEGO, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for equal education for blind students, and Blackboard Inc., will present and demonstrate the new accessibility features of the Blackboard Learn(TM) platform at the California State University, Northridge, (CSUN) 25th annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities conference, held in...

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.