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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...

2013-08-27 16:20:19

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Blind Motorcyclist WENDOVER, Utah, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today congratulated Dan Parker, who yesterday became the second blind man to publicly operate a vehicle independently and the first blind man to race at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Parker, an experienced automobile builder and racer who lost his sight in a racing accident last year, completed a two-mile run on the famed...

2013-08-21 12:20:42

Dan Parker Will Be First Blind Man to Drive Motorcycle on Bonneville Salt Flats WENDOVER, Utah, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today announced its sponsorship of the first attempt by a blind driver to independently race a motorcycle on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Dan Parker, an experienced racecar builder and driver who lost his sight as the result of a racing accident last year, will independently operate a three-wheeled...

2013-08-14 12:25:20

Former DOJ Official Says Proposal is "Stunning Step Backward," Undermines Olmstead BALTIMORE, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today released a legal analysis prepared at the organization's request by Samuel R. Bagenstos, Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Justice, regarding the proposed Section 511 of Title V...

2013-07-29 16:25:49

Proposed Changes Would Trap Disabled Workers in Subminimum-Wage Employment, Threaten Rehabilitation System BALTIMORE, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, expressed its strong opposition to changes to the Rehabilitation Act contained in the proposed Workforce Investment Act (S.1356), which has been introduced in the United States Senate and referred to the Committee on Health,...

2013-07-22 08:33:03

BOSTON, July 22, 2013 /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 Lindsay Yazzolino, are working with payments company Square on an initiative that will enhance the accessibility of its Square Register and Square Wallet applications for blind users. Square Register allows merchants to accept credit and debit...

2013-07-06 16:20:12

Sixth Annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards Presented at 2013 Convention ORLANDO, Fla., July 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. The sixth annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honored five innovators who are changing the lives of blind people at the...

2013-06-24 12:23:34

BALTIMORE, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today joined Stevie Wonder and the World Blind Union in calling upon international negotiators to conclude a successful treaty for the blind and print disabled at a diplomatic conference taking place right now in Marrakesh, Morocco. Negotiators have only until Friday to solve the book famine for the blind. In most parts of the world, the blind only have access to about 1 percent of...

Captcha Prevents Blind From Signing Petition
2013-06-04 10:44:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An online "We The People” White House petition seeking support for an international treaty to help the blind is nearly impossible for blind web users to sign due to the Captcha security requirement on the White House website. Politico reported this week that the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has complained about the required use of a Captcha code that is required to register to sign the online petition, which has...

2013-05-31 23:24:12

Len the Plumber is sponsoring the annual Dot Dash 8k to fight the crisis on Braille Literacy. Baltimore, Md (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 As part of their continued commitment to the local community, Len the Plumber is sponsoring the annual Dot Dash 8k to fight the crisis on Braille Literacy. The race is hosted by The National Federation of the Blind, a national organization whose home is in Baltimore, MD. The money raised will help in tackling some alarming statistics and raising the general...