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2010-09-29 09:41:00

System Certified as Equally Accessible to Blind and Sighted Users BALTIMORE, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Internet access by blind Americans, has awarded the Gold Level NFB-NVA Certification to Instructure for its learning management system, "Canvas." The NFB applauds Instructure's commitment to ensuring equal access to its Web-based learning management system for blind students and commends the...

2010-08-16 08:25:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind's Blind Driver Challenge--an innovative effort to create a nonvisual interface that empowers a blind person to operate an automobile--received the 2010 Application of the Year Award at the National Instruments Graphical System Design Achievement Awards ceremony held during the NIWeek annual conference in Austin, Texas. In response to a challenge issued by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), students...

2010-08-12 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) today announced that the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) awarded Blackboard Learn(TM) its Nonvisual Accessibility Gold Certification, stating that the company's software was the most accessible education application that the NFB had tested and making it the first and only learning management system to achieve certification. A range of accessibility improvements in Blackboard Learn Release 9.1 enable...

2010-08-09 15:53:00

Calls for Equal Access to Information and Technology in America's Universities BALTIMORE, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) responded today to recent attacks on the right of blind students to have equal access to technologies used by America's universities and to the textbooks and course materials offered by institutions of higher learning. The NFB and the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, have come under attack in...

2010-08-02 08:23:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blind Driver Challenge of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is one of the new technological innovations that will be featured at this year's NIWeek, held August 3-5. Hosted by National Instruments (NI), NIWeek is the world's leading graphical system design conference and exhibition, showcasing the latest developments in graphical system design, virtual instrumentation, and commercial technologies. Dr. Dennis Hong of Virginia...

2010-07-29 11:30:00

BALTIMORE, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today commended Amazon on the unveiling of a new, accessible Kindle. Amazon announced Wednesday that the new Kindle will come equipped with a voice guide that reads all menu options aloud so blind and other print-disabled people can navigate the device menus. Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "We commend Amazon on the unveiling of a new Kindle that blind and...

2010-07-27 16:16:00

National Federation of the Blind Commends Copyright Ruling BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest nationwide organization of blind Americans and the leading advocate for access to digital information by the blind, commented today on the renewal of a ruling from the Librarian of Congress that allows the circumvention of digital rights management (DRM) technology by blind people seeking equal access to e-books. The ruling states that...

2010-07-22 08:15:00

Family Reunited After Wrongful Seizure of Child INDEPENDENCE, Mo., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and its Missouri affiliate announced today that they have succeeded in a legal fight to bring a two-month-old infant, Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents, Blake Sinnett and Erika Johnson of Independence. The NFB of Missouri hired an attorney to assist the couple after Mikaela was taken from them at Centerpoint Hospital almost immediately after...

2010-07-06 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 6 /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 Quayside Publishing Group to provide rich, highly-formatted content on Blio. Blio is the revolutionary e-reader software application created by K-NFB Reading Technology and powered by Baker & Taylor. Quayside is a specialty publisher whose imprints publish more than 300 new...

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2010-07-03 08:40:00

Researchers at Virginia Tech and have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) for an upcoming demonstration of a prototype vehicle equipped with new technology that allows a blind person to independently drive a car. The custom Ford Escape prototype, which uses non-visual interface technology, is scheduled for a public demonstration as part of the pre-race activities at the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 29, 2011. A blind person, who has yet to be selected, will drive...


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