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2011-01-27 07:27:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind announced today that Congressman John Mica, who represents Florida's Seventh Congressional District and chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will participate in the demonstration of a vehicle that can be driven by the blind. The Congressman will be present along with NFB officials and other dignitaries when a modified Ford Escape equipped with nonvisual technology allowing a...

2011-01-17 09:34:00

Travelocity to Make its Web Site More Accessible to Blind Users BALTIMORE, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, today announced an agreement with Travelocity, one of the largest and most popular online travel agencies, to make travelocity.com more accessible to the blind. Under today's agreement, Travelocity will make accessible by July 1, 2011, its home page and each...

2011-01-05 15:31:00

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling BALTIMORE, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today applauded a federal appellate court ruling affirming the right of a blind California woman to use screen access technology to take professional examinations required for her to receive a license to practice law. The ruling, handed down yesterday by a unanimous three-judge panel...

2011-01-05 10:47:00

NFB-NEWSLINE® to Resume Service Temporarily with Financial Support from the Michigan Commission for the Blind DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is pleased to announce that partial funding has been found for NFB-NEWSLINE® -- the free service that provides independent access by blind and print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and job and TV...

2011-01-05 08:02:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Federation of the Blind today commended President Barack Obama for signing into law the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. "The National Federation of the Blind is pleased that this critical legislation has been signed into law, preserving the right to safe and independent travel for the blind," said Dr. Marc...

2010-12-20 16:35:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NFB-NEWSLINE®, a free audible newspaper service for blind and print-disabled people, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress (NLS) today announced the launch of an exciting new access method, the NFB-NEWSLINE® NLS DTB Downloader. This breakthrough access method will allow subscribers to easily download their favorite publications to the book...

2010-12-16 14:14:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 841, The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, legislation that will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity to hybrid or electric vehicles. "The passage of this legislation is momentous and marks over two years of vigorous advocacy by ACB membership that has resulted in consensus by the blind community, auto industry, and...

2010-12-16 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. Because blind pedestrians cannot locate and evaluate traffic using their vision, they must listen to traffic to discern its speed, direction, and other attributes in order to...

2010-12-13 16:28:00

Hundreds of Thousands of Job Listings Now Available BALTIMORE, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of the blind, is pleased to announce that a revolutionary new feature has been added to NFB-NEWSLINE®, the free audible information service for the blind and others who cannot read print due to a physical or learning disability. With this groundbreaking job-listings feature, blind...

2010-12-10 08:53:00

Urges Swift Passage by House of Representatives WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States Senate for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. Because blind pedestrians cannot locate and evaluate traffic using their vision, they must listen to traffic to discern its speed, direction, and...