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2013-05-15 23:00:58

The Salt Lake Community College Disability Resource Center was recently awarded the President´s Award Recognizing Outstanding Achievements in Accessibility by the National Federation of the Blind of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 SLCC Disability Resource Center Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from National Federation of the Blind The Salt Lake Community College Disability Resource Center was recently awarded the President´s Award Recognizing Outstanding...

2013-05-01 16:29:17

BALTIMORE, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for access to technology and education for the blind, commented today on Amazon's incorporation of new accessibility features into its application for the iPhone and other devices using Apple's iOS operating system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO) Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "We are pleased...

2013-03-19 16:20:16

BALTIMORE, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today announced that it has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle donation program. The NFB's vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax donation on your federal income tax return....

2013-02-19 12:31:09

Urges Senate to Act Swiftly on Inclusion of Disabled Veterans in Space Available Program BALTIMORE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, today applauded the introduction of S. 346 by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV). If passed, the bill will reverse the exclusion of 100 percent service-disabled veterans from the military's Space Available...

2013-02-13 12:27:36

BALTIMORE, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, commented today on the State of the Union address delivered by President Obama yesterday evening, focusing particularly on the president's call for a raise in the federal minimum wage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO) Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said in part: "The...

2013-01-15 16:23:13

BALTIMORE, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States with over 50,000 members, including many deaf-blind individuals, commented today on the state-sanctioned death by lethal injection of deaf twins in Belgium. Upon learning that they were also going blind, the deaf twins sought and were granted euthanasia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO) Dr. Marc Maurer,...

2013-01-08 12:23:51

National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts and SCVNGR, Inc. Worked Together to Make Mobile Payment App Accessible BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --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. LevelUp allows users of iOS and...

2012-12-17 12:25:28

BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind applauds today's announcement from the United States government supporting a legally binding international instrument which will allow many more books to be converted into accessible formats used by the blind and allow those accessible copies to be shared across international borders. The U.S. officially voiced its support earlier today at the Extraordinary General Assembly of the World Intellectual...

2012-12-10 12:23:22

MEDIA ADVISORY SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the National Federation of the Blind: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO) Date: December 12, 2012 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST Place: Amazon.com Headquarters426 Terry Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 On Wednesday, December 12, over a hundred members and supporters of the National Federation of the Blind will participate in a protest outside of Amazon.com's...

2012-12-04 12:28:03

Blind Americans Will Protest at Amazon Headquarters SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In protest of a recent push by Amazon.com to put Kindle e-books, which are inaccessible to blind students, into K-12 classrooms across the country, members and supporters of the National Federation of the Blind will conduct an informational picket at the company's headquarters on Wednesday, December 12. The action comes on the heels of Amazon's launch of Whispercast, a system designed to...